Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 has finally overtaken Windows Vista to get a place on the podium of all PC operating systems. The new OS edged out Vista to get 5.10 percent of user share.

According to this new report by Net Applications, Windows 7 still stands tall at 44.37%, even though its user share has dropped a bit from 44.85%. XP remains there at the number 2 spot with a market share of 37.17%, down from 37.74% while Vista actually saw its share increase from 4.51% to 4.62%. Still, it just couldn’t cling to its third place.

On the upside, the growth of Windows 8 has caught traction, even if quite slightly. We’ve also seen several new Windows 8 running devices get launched, either it be traditional laptops or new convertibles, boasting the new Haswell processor. All this should be good for the operating system which has been yearning for the sight of good news since its launch.

Apple’s Macintosh-based systems, meanwhile, altogether stand at 7.2% which wasn’t unexpected given their price range and targeted audience. Windows-based systems, altogether, run on 91.51% PCs on the globe and are definitely not in a position to be dethroned of the place anytime soon.

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