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Windows 10 on nearly a quarter of machines

by on03 January 2017

But all roads still lead to Chrome

Beancounters for Net Marketshare have added up some numbers and divided by their shoesize and worked out that Windows 10 is installed on 24.5% of devices.

This is a big jump from December 2015 when the OS was only installed on around 10 per cent of machines. Windows 7 is still the most popular OS but its use declined from 55.68 per cent to 48.34 per cent, Windows 8.1 usage dropped from 10.3 per cent to 6.9 per cent and XP dropped slightly from 11 per cent to about 9 per cent.

Vole’s new browser, Edge is not going well. At the end of 2015, Edge obtained a market share of 2.79 per cent and at the end of 2016, it has climbed to a dismal 5.33 per cent.
Chrome, which had a market share of 32.33 per cent at the end of 2015 now commands 56.43 per cent. Internet Exploder is still around with 20.84 per cent in 2016.

Based on that Vole is losing browser market share rapidly even though Windows 10 is gaining in popularity. Edge was supposed to stop the move of users to Google’s Chrome and it has failed. Part of the reason for this is that Edge launched for a year with no add-ins which meant you could not install things like Adstop.

This year Microsoft might stop the rot now that Edge starts getting features, but it might be too little too late.

Last modified on 03 January 2017
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