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May 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Windows 8 market share rises to 3.82 percent, according to Net Applications

Corrected version

Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system garnered 3.82 percent of the desktop operating system market share in April, according to Web tracker Net Applications. That’s up from a 3.17 percent in March.

Older Windows operating systems, as one would expect, declined in share, though fractionally. Windows 7’s share declined only from 44.73 ┬ápercent in March to 44.72 in April. Vista went from 4.99 percent to 4.75 percent. XP — for which Microsoft is ending support in April 2014 — went from 38.73 percent to 38.31 percent.

Here’s Net application’s chart for desktop operating system share in April:

NetApplicationsApril13

Information in this post, originally published May 1, 2013, was corrected May 2, 2013. A previous version of this post had an incorrect chart.

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