Sunday May 01, 2016

Windows 10's PC Market Share Rose In April 2016, Windows 7 Drops Below 50%

New data suggests that Windows 10 was used by 14.35% of all PCs worldwide in April 2016, while the share held by Windows 7 dropped below the 50% mark.

The newly posted market share numbers showed that while Windows 7 remains at the top of the OS chain, it's share dropped to 48.79% in April, well below its 51.89% share in March. Windows 10 is in second place, but only made a slight gain in April with 14.35%, compared to 14.15% in March. Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports, remains in third place with 9.66% in April, compared to 10.90% in March. Windows 8.1 is in fourth place with 9.16%, down from 9.56% in March.

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