Microsoft has been trying very hard to get Windows 10 running on as many PCs as possible. Some might say that it’s trying too hard and that’s why it has been sued by people who are not happy about its update antics. That being said, Windows 10 has made considerable progress in the one full year that it has been out. Latest data from Net Applications shows that Windows 10 PC market share has crossed 21 percent worldwide in July 2016.
The company saw another big month-to-month increase in July 2016 following the market share’s rise from 18.43 percent in May to 19.14 percent in June this year.
Despite its stellar performance in the first year it’s still far behind Windows 7, it’s still leading the global PC market as it sits firmly in first place with 47.01 percent market share. Windows 7 market share is down from 49.05 percent in June.
Windows 10 is now in second place while Windows XP – an OS that Microsoft is no longer supporting – holds on to third place. Windows XP, which is nearly 15 years hold, still accounted for 10.34 percent of the PC market in July 2016 despite the fact that it’s no longer being supported. Windows 8.1 sits in fourth place with 7.80 precent of the market share.
Microsoft might see a slight decrease in the adoption of Windows 10 now that the free upgrade offer has ended, nevertheless, it will continue pushing the update but now people will have to pay at least $120 for it. Interestingly, Microsoft has left a loophole open for people to still get Windows 10 for free.