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Firefox Hardware Report: Windows 10 on rise as Windows 7 is trending down

Windows 10 on Surface
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Back in 2016, Mozilla launched its Hardware Report. In the
report, the non-profit organization details the type of
hardware Firefox clients are using. Firefox hardware report is
transparent and public, and anyone can access it.

The non-sensitive data that Mozilla collected from Firefox
desktop browsers’ Telemetry system has revealed that Windows 10
is now the most used OS. In October 2018 hardware report,
Mozilla notes that Windows 7 and Windows 10 are the most
popular operating systems “accounting for almost 80% of our
users”.

The report also notes that Windows 10 market share is trending
up but Windows 7 is still doing strong. The chart revealed that
Windows 10 share is 40.696 percent and Windows 7 has 40.401 of
market share on the Firefox platform.

Firefox hardware report

“Windows 7 and Windows 10 are the most popular operating
systems, accounting for almost 80% of our users. Although
Windows 7 is trending down and Windows 10 is trending up, the
older version still hangs on to the top spot,” Mozilla
explains.

StatCounter and NetMarketShare stats

A report by StatCounter revealed that Windows 10 overtook
Windows 7 back in February but the Rival monitoring
service NetMarketShare disagrees.

According to StatCounter, Windows 10 market share is 51.96
percent and it’s growing rapidly. On the other hand,
NetMarketShare data shows that
Windows 10 is only now getting close to overtaking Windows
7.



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