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