38.31 per cent of global PCs still using 12-year-old Windows XP

Windows 8 increases market share; Windows 7 still most popular OS in the world

A new report from Net Applications reveals that Windows 8 is continuing to increase its market share among PCs worldwide.

During April, while every other Windows version declined slightly in market share, Windows 8 edged its way to 3.84 per cent, up from 3.31 per cent the month before.

Unsurprisingly, Windows 7 is still the most popular PC OS in the world with 44.72 per cent of the market.

What is surprising is the fact that XP, an OS that is nearly 12 years old, is still so strong. Microsoft is set to end official support for XP in April 2014, and the OS has not been sold on machines since 2008, yet it is the second most popular OS in the world with 38.31 per cent of the market.

All Windows operating systems continue to dominate over Mac and others, taking 91.78 per cent of the global market share.

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