By Vamien McKalin | Jul 03, 2013 11:23 AM EDT
After what seems like forever, Windows 8 has finally surpassed Windows Vista in total worldwide marketshare. This is good news for Microsoft, as it removed a source of embarrassment for the company as for a long while Windows 8 struggled to take the lead ahead of what is arguably the most horrible Microsoft operating system ever brought to life.
According to Net Applications' NetMarketshare report, Windows 8 managed to capture 5.10 percent of Windows operating systems on the desktop for the month of June. Windows Vista's market share now sits at 4.62 percent, while Windows XP and Windows 7 with 44.37 percent and 37.17 percent respectively. From those numbers, it is clear Windows 8 is far behind, and might take years to catch up if Windows 8.1 fails to garner any traction with PC users.
Meanwhile, even as Microsoft is struggling with Windows 8, things are looking up for Internet Explorer 10. Net Applications reported that the browser surged 4.26 percent to finish with 13.52 percent of the desktop browser market share. In addition, Internet Explorer 9 fell 3.68 percent to 11.71 percent.
Internet Explorer has also increased its overall lead of browser market from 55.98 percent to 56.15 percent, which is mainly due to Microsoft making IE available in every Windows 8 personal computer. In second place sits Firefox at 19.15 percent, down from 20.63 percent, and in third place Chrome sits at 17.17 percent, up from 15.74 percent.
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