Microsoft’s Own Figures Show Windows 10 Losing Market Share, While Windows 7 Is On The Rise
The following is an excerpt from Wayne Williams | April 10, 2017 | betanews.com |
According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10's usage share growth has stalled recently. It lost some share in February, and made only very minor gains in March. The analyst firm’s numbers seem to suggest that Windows 10 has run out of steam.
But that’s usage numbers -- people using Windows regularly on a monthly basis -- which isn’t quite the same as market share. If you want to know just how well Windows 10 is doing in that respect, Microsoft’s Windows Trends page has the figures you want, and they’re currently showing the new OS losing share to Windows 7.
Microsoft last updated the Trends page two months ago to reflect the state of play of the OS install base as of November 2016. When I reported the update I said the numbers were fake because Microsoft had its new OS growing at the rate of one percent a month, from July to November, while Windows 7 declined at exactly the same rate. It just seemed all way too neat, and unlikely, especially compared to the trend we've been seeing with NetMarketShare's figures.
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