Windows 10 Market Share Went Down In February

Really? It takes an awful lot to move Windows 10 market share up or down these days, but apparently February was not that kind a month for Microsoft’s newest operating system.

The company is coming off of the rollout of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a process which took a fair few months. But instead of helping the OS increase its standing in the market, it appears that things took a bit of a nosedive.

Only a little, though.

According to the data provided by NetMarketShare, Windows 10 saw its market share in February go down from 34.29% to 34.06%.

The drop, as you can see, isn’t substantial.

But it does raise questions about how quickly Windows 10 will be able to overtake Windows 7, which still remains the most popular version of the operating system. It also lost points this past month, ending February at 41.61% from 42.39% it had to its name in January.

Then again, this is a drop that actually makes sense, as Windows 7 launched all the way back in 2009, is approaching the end of support in 2020, and the transition of the user base is logical.

Speaking of logics, Apple macOS also managed to increase its market share notably last month, growing from figures of 4.46% to 4.96%.

All this means that overall, Windows is now running on 87.66% of PCs — one of the lowest market shares for Microsoft’s operating system in recent memory. For comparison’s sake, macOS has a 9.89% slice of the market right now.

Quite interesting.

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