Netmarketshare: Windows 10 widens the gap, but Windows 7 is not giving up

As the first month of 2019 comes to an end, Netmarketshare has published their numbers for the month of January. Last month, Windows 10 finally overtook Windows 7 and was leading by a decent margin. This month’s numbers show that both Windows 7 and Windows 10 are rising.

According to the latest Netmarketshare report, Windows 10 has breached the 40% barrier and is currently holding 40.90% of the market. Windows 10, then is followed by Windows 7 which is holding 37.19% of the market share. On the third is Windows 8.1 which fell down to 4.34%.

Coming to web browsers, Google Chrome is on the top with 67.29% of the market and is followed by Firefox which is at 9.92% of the market share. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still holds 7.94% of the market and is followed by Microsoft Edge which sits at 4.61%.

While Microsoft can celebrate the fact that Windows 10 is finally edging closer to 50%, but at the same time, they need to push Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 as well. Windows 7 is reaching End-of-Life which means that Windows 7 users will be vulnerable to attacks as Microsoft will soon stop pushing out updates and patches for Windows 7 users.

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