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In a slightly interesting but not surprising twist, today reported that adoption of Windows 8.1 on the desktop has eclipsed that of OSX 10.9 (as reported by Net Applications).

This isn’t overly surprising (since Windows has such a commanding market lead, and 8.1 is a free upgrade) but it’s interesting to note. I’m one of the few people who mostly liked Windows 8, and I feel like 8.1 added a lot to help make the Metro (sorry, Modern UI) transition smoother.

With that said, it seems like both Apple and Microsoft are struggling a bit to figure out where to go next with their desktop OS. For that matter, I don’t think they are the only ones. I haven’t used Ubuntu in a while, but last time I did they seemed to be headed in a similar direction.

It will be interesting to see what’s next for the desktop as a whole.

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