Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly in July, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company show.
The operating system's user share grew by the smallest month-over-month amount since its launch in October 2012, said Web measurement vendor Net Applications. At the end of July, Windows 8
accounted for 5.9 percent of all systems running Windows, an increase of three-tenths of a percentage point compared to June.
From November 2012 through July 2013, Windows 8's user share
grew by an average of six-tenths of a point each month, with lows in February and April of five-tenths and a high in June of nine-tenths of a percentage point.
July's increase was about a third of June's.