Windows 10 continues to gain market share, crosses 34 percent mark

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Windows 10
Image Courtesy: CNET.com

Although Microsoft is investing both money and time in its
cloud services, that doesn’t mean the company has given up on
its desktop operating system and Windows is unimportant to its
strategy. Microsoft still cares about Windows 10 and the
company is also paying attention to market share numbers.

AdDuplex recently reported that
Windows 10 April 2018 Update is already on 50% of
devices. It appears that
Windows 10 April 2018 Update has also helped the platform
in the OS market. NetMarketShare’s May report shows that
Windows 10 has managed to improve its presence in the OS
market, and now it holds 34.74% market share.

The good news is that Windows 10 continues to steady progress
in taking over the reins from Windows 7, and while
Windows 10 is already the most popular desktop operating system
on StatCounter, another analyst firm NetMarketShare says
the OS is yet to overtake Windows 7.

Windows 10 achieved 34.74 percent share in May 2018, up from
33.81 percent in April 2018. The market share of Windows 10 has
increased by almost one percent and it’s a good news given that
Windows 10 April 2018 Update is still rolling out. It appears
that Windows 10 is growing at expense of Windows 7 as the
latter saw a drop from 43.45 percent to 41.79.

Windows 10 market share of May
Image Courtesy: NetMarketShare

Interestingly, Windows XP rose from 4.36% to 5.04%
and Windows 8.1 also saw an increase from 5.25% to 5.36%.

It’s quite obvious that Microsoft won’t be able to achieve its
original goal of billion Windows 10 users anytime soon. The
company recently said that more than
700 million devices are powered by Windows 10, and it
continues to climb in market share.

Windows 7 is likely to lose its market share in the enterprise
segment given that Microsoft will end support for the OS in
2020. The businesses also continue to migrate from Windows 7 to
Windows 10.

Windows 10 is growing, and there’s no doubt about this,
but there’s still a long way to go to catch Windows 7. The
Redmond-based tech giant itself confirmed that more users
are moving to Windows 10, and it’s likely to improve in the
coming months. Microsoft’s new OS is getting closer to Windows
7, but fact that it’s doing it at a rather slow pace is
concerning.

Needless to say, Windows 10 April 2018 Update and
Redstone 5 update will also help the platform improve its
market share.



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