Start of another month, start of an influx of statistics and market share figures. Windows 8 statistics have been of immense interest ever since the release of Microsoft’s newest platform. The latest is that the OS has managed to grab a 5.42 percent of the market by the end of July. However, data from research...

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...

Boy, it sure did take a fair while coming, but Windows 8 has finally cracked an important little milestone. It is now the fourth most popular operating system in the world. Windows 8 now currently sits right below Windows Vista. The latest numbers and figures released by Net Applications for the month of April...

The way the two biggest market watchers, Net Applications and StatCounter, keep tabs on the browser market is one of the prevalent mysteries of the technology world. We recently covered how StatCounter placed Microsoft’s browser second in the list. But from where Net Applications is looking at things, Internet...

There are juggernauts and there are behemoths. And then there is Windows 7. The beloved operating system finds itself firmly on nearly half the computers in the world. It is reasonable, then to expect some fireworks when an application like Internet Explorer 10 is introduced to the user base of Windows 7. And...

The start of a new month, and that means statistics galore as the industry scrambles to find the movers and shakers in the past 30 or so days that followed. And when it comes to movers, you will have to look really hard to find one better than Windows Phone. Latest numbers from Net Applications show that...

There are some things in life that stay (mostly) the same. The browser market is one such area where Microsoft’s browsers have been ruling the roost for a fair while now, even in face of tough competition. The latest numbers confirm that Internet Explorer still retains its spot as the number one browser in the...

According to Net Applications, that is. While most eyes are on the upcoming Windows Blue update set for release later this year, Windows 8 continues its ascent to the top of the rankings. The latest statistics for the month of March show that Windows 8 continues to gain new users at a slow pace, as its market...

Microsoft’s prized operating system, Windows, powers the absolute majority of computers worldwide, as the data by Net Applications confirms. As if anybody thought otherwise, ha! The latest numbers regarding the worldwide operating system market share for the month of January 2013 placed various versions of...

While market growth for Windows 8 might be a little slow, there is no denying that it is moving forward. According to new information from Net Application’s web site, the week of January 20th now sees Windows 8 installed on 2.45 percent of PCs worldwide. Sure, this isn’t a huge amount, but that’s not bad for a new...