Windows 8 Set To Overtake Mac OS X, As Windows 8.1 Launch Looms Near

Windows 8.1 is all set to take over the computing world, both on desktop PCs and tablets, later this year. And one statistics worth keeping an eye on, in the meantime, is the Windows 8 adoption rate.

Redmond’s current platform, as of right now, continues to be the fourth top operating system in the world. Obviously it is fighting all the various versions of Mac OS X combined, but the latest figures confirm that Microsoft’s modern operating system keeps growing by the day.

And it is all set overtake Apple’s cocktail (OS cocktail, to be exact) to become the top three.

Statistics provided by StatCounter for the month of August indicate that Windows 8 has managed to get even closer to Mac OS X, and if it maintains the same pace, it should surpass Apple’s platform in the coming weeks.

As of this writing, Windows 8 is running 7.02 percent of computers worldwide. Mac OS X still has a little lead, with a combined market share (of all versions currently available) coming in at 7.21 percent.

Windows 7 continues to top the charts — no surprise here — with an absolutely stunning market share of 51.99 percent. Windows XP, the operating system set for retirement in April 2014, takes the second place with no less than 20.58 percent.

  • Ray C

    I’m not surprised about this. I fully expect Windows 8.x to hit 15% a lot sooner than many are expecting.

    • Rodney Longoria

      Yes, me as well, @disqus_aUjJoK3PRk:disqus. It would have by now if there weren’t so many hard-headed XP’ers still hanging on. 🙂