According to the latest results we get from popular online survey websites, about 10% of the world’s total PCs are now using the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows and Windows 8.1. The operating system was a great move from Microsoft that was intended to change the look and overview of the desktop and laptop operating systems by optimising them for touch based display systems and in creating a common user interface for all devices ranging from phones, tablets and computers.
With the initial rejection that the operating system received from the users all over the world slimming down hopes of good sales, the slight but gradual increase in the sales of both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems show that the people are now well responding to the operating system and the metro user interface introduced with it. However, the predecessor of the Windows operating system, Windows 7, still reigns as the most popular operating system with about 40% market share among all computers. If you have not upgraded to the operating system yet and are wondering how to upgrade to Windows 8 operating system, you can do it by visiting the Windows store and then clicking in the link to download the operating system.
The main reason for the increase in the sales of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating system is the fact that the official support from Microsoft for the ever popular Windows XP operating system was stopped just a few months back. With many people running their computers on the thirteen year old operating system, they have only one choice, upgrade to a new version of the Windows operating system. So it is better to know how to upgrade to Windows 8 and perform it promptly.
The funny fact is that Windows 8 still holds more market share than its successor Windows 8.1 even though the company has announced free upgrade to the operating system for users running the Windows 8 operating system. This clearly shows that the users are now developing a taste for the Windows 8 operating systems. However, with the new version of the Windows operating system all set to release in the near future, the market share of Windows operating systems are bound to increase. Visit the official website of Windows for the latest news and updates.