Windows 8.1 is finally on the verge of catching up with its predecessors, with it set to beat Vista in the desktop OS traffic stakes. In December, the latest version of the Windows OS gained a 3.6 percent share. Despite Vista being a hair ahead with its 3.61 percent share, 8.1 would have surely caught up with the 7-year-old operating system by February. In combination, 8.1 and Windows 8 had 10.5 percent of all desktop OS traffic in December, up from 9.3 percent in November and 9.25 percent in October.
In the meantime, Windows 7 continues to gain more users, as made evident in its 47.5 percent gain last month. XP, in the meantime, is underlining its nearing demise with its 29 percent share, having gone down from 31.2 percent.