As the second month of 2019 comes to an end, Netmarketshare has published their numbers for the month of February 2019. Last month, we reported that Windows 10 was widening its lead over Windows 7 after finally overtaking it in December 2018.
According to the latest Netmarketshare report, those days are over as Windows 7 is once again on the ascent, rising from 37.19% to 38.41% of desktop internet PC user market. This was not quite enough to unseat Windows 10, but that OS still dipped from 40.90% to 40.3%.
Windows 7 of course famously will go out of support in around 10 months, meaning the trend should be going in the opposite direction. Hopefully, companies will start taking the end of support date seriously and start the rapid transition process to a more modern OS.
Coming to web browsers, Google Chrome still dominated the market by a wide margin, holding 66.89%, but even this is down from 67.29% last month, with Edge growing from 4.61% to 4.71%.
Firefox clocked in at 9.39% of the market share while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still holds 6.69%% of the market.
To see if the trend continues, check back in 31 days.