Amid all the Windows 10 hype and the Windows 7 market share news, it’s worth keeping an eye on how Windows 8 is doing. More so, how many users are still on that platform. And why. Statistics reveal that Windows 8 users are steadily jumping ship. Microsoft launched this modern version of Windows to much fanfare (almost...

Turn back the clocks to a blustery day in 2009 when Windows 7 was launched with much fanfare, but little did Microsoft know that their hit operating system would still be running strong six years later. Six years, and more or less two operating systems between. While technically Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are two sides...

Market research firm StatCounter has just released its newest data for the month of February 2015, and the numbers offer absolutely nothing in terms of surprises. The US market is all about Windows 7 and the Google Chrome web browser. Both solutions lead the other products by a wide, wide margin. Windows 7, for...

2014 just had to be a tough year for Microsoft as far as operating systems were concerned, what with the retirement of Windows XP and the takeoff of Windows 8.1 hanging in the balance. Luckily, the company fared quite well in these past twelve months. The whole idea of getting people to move away from the ancient...

And this is a good sign, believe it or not. Channeling a little Robert Ripley here! There is no shortage of people calling Windows 8 the new Vista, what with the modern operating system failing to take off. But with the arrival of Windows 8.1, them more pressing matter was why people failed to upgrade to the newest...

On the desktop side of things, but that’s where it counts, right? The modern operating system has finally taken over the previous behemoth Windows XP in global usage. Granted, keeping in mind the pace at which one OS was losing users, and the other gaining them, this was only a matter of time. But according to the...

Windows XP is losing users at a rapid pace, while Windows 8.1 seems to be gaining them at almost the same exhilarating speed. The OS market share charts are up for a revision soon. While most eyes are on Windows 10 and what it will bring to the platform, there is some rather interesting seismic activity going on...

Now admittedly, this is Windows 8.1 we are talking about, not Windows 8 proper, but the newest statistics show that Windows Visa still has more users than Microsoft’s new operating system. Which is surprising in these sense that not only is Vista infamous for being a mishit, but also because its user base has failed...

It took a little longer than expected, but Microsoft’s modern platform, Windows 8, finally has more users than an ancient fan favorite. The recently retired Windows XP. Redmond spared no expense in promoting this new OS, and although initial uptake was quite a bit slower than expected, Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) now...

One of the more important regions of the world is now almost off the Windows XP bandwagon. The newest numbers from the Old Continent suggest that Microsoft’s Modern OS is gaining pace. Both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are now heavily used in Europe. Statistics from research firm StatCounter show that the combine market...