Sunday March 05, 2017

Bad News for Microsoft: Windows 10 Loses Market Share Again

The see-saw ride never ends as Windows 10’s share is seeing a decrease right after its "milestone" growth back in January. Luckily, the Creators Update is right around the corner and should create upswing for W10 when it debuts in a couple of weeks. XP and 8 also declined, but 7 grew once again. Another report shows that Windows 10 usage on Steam fell for the second month in a row.

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According to NetMarketShare, in January, Windows 10 hit a big milestone. The new OS managed to grow by nearly one percentage point, to give it over 25 percent of the market. That’s pretty good going. However, in February, Windows 10 went back into reverse gear, losing share, and not for the first time. If you recall, back in September, Windows 10 was reported to have lost 0.46 percentage points. February’s drop, which sees the OS falling from 25.30 percent to 25.19 percent, a decline of 0.11 percentage points, isn’t as dramatic, but it’s still far from good news for Microsoft.