Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 01, 2016

Windows 10 Now Actually Losing Market Share

Windows 10 has gone into reverse gear, which is probably due to the OS no longer being a free upgrade. On the other hand, Windows 7 grew 1.02 percentage points to go from 47.25 percent to 48.27 percent.

Windows 10 went from 22.99 percent globally, to 22.53 percent, a drop of 0.46 percentage points. It’s important to remember that NetMarketShare measures usage (people actually using the operating system, rather than having it installed), and that isn’t a precise science. Even so, Windows 10 losing share is a big surprise. When Windows 8.x did it two years ago, it came after months of dwindling growth. Here, NetMarketShare is showing us a healthy growing operating system coming to a dramatic and sudden stop, and then actually rolling backwards a bit.