Much has been made of the rise of other competing mobile platforms like Android and iOS in the past couple of years. Some even took this as a sign that these new OSes may affect Microsoft’s dominance in the operating system realm.
The latest statistics from market research firm Net Applications show that Microsoft’s still commands a pretty strong hold on the operating system world.
Despite how you classify the sales performance of Windows 8, despite what results Microsoft’s efforts to kill of Windows XP have brought, the fact remains that the Windows operating system, in total, finds itself on 91.78 percent of computers the world over.
And the fact also remains that Microsoft has only conceded only 1 percent of the OS turf this past year.
The Windows platform had a share of 92.53 percent back in May 2012 — meaning eleven months onwards, things are still pretty much under control for Microsoft.
Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Linux may have been increasing their user base, but most of the technology world still is four color — the four colors of the Windows, at that.
And the story does not end here. Microsoft has acknowledged more than once recently that the software titan is more than willing to pay more attention to customer feedback. The results may very well show up as early as this summer when the first upgrade to Windows 8 is set for availability.
Add to these the rumors that Redmond has already begun development of the next generation of the Windows operating system, Windows 9, and you can rest easy that Microsoft’s supremacy of the OS market is not coming to an end any time soon.