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Windows 8's uptake falls again, now slower than dud Vista

Gregg Keizer | Aug. 4, 2014
Loses user share second straight month; officially a poorer performer than Vista.

Another analytics company, Ireland's StatCounter, had different numbers for Windows. StatCounter's figures are typically at odds with those from Net Applications because they measure with dissimilar methodologies: StatCounter tallies "usage share" by counting page views to show how active users of each OS are on the Web, while Net Applications estimates "user share" by collating unique visitors, which more closely resembles user base than does StatCounter's data.

StatCounter pegged July's Windows 8 and 8.1 usage share at 15%, Windows 7's at 55.3%, XP's at 15.2% and Vista's at 3.5%.

Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's
A second straight month of user share decline in Windows 8 put the newest OS behind the post-launch trajectory of the company's Vista flop. (Data: Net Applications.)


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