After receiving mostly negative feedback for the past year or so, Microsoft’s latest operating system is finally gaining some long overdue momentum in the month of October.
It was reported by Net Applications, a website which tracks activity of specific websites that Windows 8.1 has seen a jump in market share from 6.7 percent in September up to 10.9 percent in October. Although this is great for the growth of Windows 8.1, it comes nowhere close to the staggering dominance of Windows 7 as it holds a market share of 53.05 percent.
The share increase implies greater reception to the operating system after initial complaints of Windows 8 and how its emphasis on the touch-intended Start screen translated rather poorly for desktop users. However, even with the much needed boost in users, it seems that many users are still opting to stick with what is familiar in the form of Windows 7.
It would seem to be a wise choice for Microsoft to focus their resources on refining and optimising Windows 10 as there seems to be little the software giant can do to recuperate from the reputation that plagues Windows 8.
Recently, Microsoft has allowed users to download an early preview of Windows 10, it’s latest operating system in development. Users are currently able to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview from the Windows site. Although it is still unknown as to when Microsoft’s next operating system will be ready for consumers.