Microsoft‘s bold attempt to redefine the PC as a touch-enabled, cloud connected machine — otherwise known as Windows 8 — is slowly but steadily spreading to more of the world’s PCs. However, its predecessor, Windows 7, is still the version of choice for most Windows users.
PCs running Windows 8 and 8.1 now compose 10.49% of the personal-computer market, according to data from Net Applications. The two versions of Windows gained a combined 1.19% in December 2013.
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Those gains weren’t at the expense of …