New stats show Windows 10 is close to 50% market share

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Windows 10 for Surface Laptop
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Microsoft launched Windows 10 in July 2015, three years ago
from now. Earlier this year, analytics firm StatCounter
revealed that
Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 for the first time and
the latest data from the firm has another good news for the
software giant.

The latest report from analytics firm StatCounter shows that
Windows 10 is close to 50% market share. StatCounter has put
Microsoft’s latest operating system on the leading spot in
terms of Windows market share.

According to July 2018 numbers from StatCounter, Windows 10 is
the number one Windows version and its market share has
increased from 46.75 percent to 47.25 percent. Windows 7
continued its decline, as it dropped from 39.63 percent in June
to 39.06 percent last month.

Windows 10 share
Image Courtesy: StatCounter

The data suggests that if Windows 10 maintains the same
growth, it may surpass 50 percent market by the end of the year
or even before. Not only Windows 7, but XP and 8.1 are also
losing ground.

It’s worth noting that the increase in adoption of Windows 10
could be a result of the feature updates released by the
software maker. For example, Windows
10 April 2018 Update was released to users earlier this
year and it could have convinced users to give the OS another
try.

With Windows 7 approaching the end of support, it would be
good for everyone if this decline accelerates. Microsoft has
already confirmed that the 10-year-old operating Windows 7 will
be retired in January 2020 and the company will continue to
polish Windows 10 as part of Windows as a Service (WaaS)
approach.



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