Windows 8 more widely used than OS X, IE still on the rise

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In July, Windows 8 passed Windows Vista in market share. In August, it passed every single version of Apple’s OS X, combined. Internet Explorer 10 grew sharply, too, with almost one in five Internet users now on the latest version of Microsoft’s browser.

Windows 8 made substantial gains in August, picking up 2.01 points of share. This is 37 percent growth on July’s figure. Windows XP also fell substantially, losing 3.53 points. With luck, this might mean that Windows XP is finally on the way out. It has less than a year until it stops receiving free security patches from Microsoft; once this happens, it will essentially be in a state of permanent zero day exploits.

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