We’re not sure if this is a pattern we’re seeing with Microsoft, but it seems like every other major version of Windows they release does well. For example we had Windows XP followed by the flop that was Vista, then we had Windows 7 followed by the not-so-popular Windows 8/8.1, and now we have Windows 10 that appears to be chugging along just fine.
In fact according to the latest numbers offered up by Net Market Share, it seems that Windows 10 now accounts for 14.35% of the desktop OS market. No, we’re not talking about Windows desktops, but all desktop operating systems meaning other platforms like OS X and Linux are also taken into account.
According to the figures, Windows 7 is still leading the way at 48.79%, although this is down from the previous figures which was at 51.89%. Windows 10 appears to come in second at 14.35%, followed by Windows XP at 9.66%. Windows 8.1 is close at 9.16%, followed by Apple’s OS X platform at 3.96%, Windows 8 at 2.95%, and last but not least Linux at 1.56%.
In addition to Windows 10 doing well, it has also been reported that the Edge browser now accounts for 3.85% of the browser market, which might seem like a drop in the ocean but it’s still a pretty good start all the same.