Another interesting fact is the adoption of Windows 7, the marketshare of this beta operating system climbed to 0.23 percent by the end of January, up from 0.04 percent before the public beta was released.
The beta became available January 10 (though not without some stumbling), up to which point Windows 7 stood at about 0.04 percent. Through most of the rest of the month, it fluctuated at between roughly 0.12 percent and 0.15 percent. It closed out the month with a jump to 0.23 percent on January 31, according to Net Applications' breakout on Windows 7.However, despite the popularity of the Windows 7 beta, Microsoft continued to lose marketshare. The total share of Windows dipped from 88.68 percent in December to 88.26 percent in January.
That January 31 jump may have come from people who still thought that would be the last day to get the beta. But about a week ago, Microsoft extended the window for the downloads, saying the Windows 7 beta is available through February 10.