Netmarketshare: Windows 8.1 sees a rise while Chrome’s market share drop

Netmarketshare has released their shares for the month of February and to be fair the numbers are little shocking. While last month we reported that Windows 10 failed to beat Windows 7, this month we saw a rise in the Windows 8.1 market share.

Windows 10 dropped from 34.29% to 34.06% and Windows 7 dropped from 42.39% to 41.61%. Surprisingly, Windows 8.1 rose from 5.56% to 5.66% and Windows XP rose from 4.05% to 4.70%. You can head below to take a look at the market share.

  • Windows 7- 41.61%
  • Windows 10- 34.06%
  • Windows 8.1- 5.66%
  • Windows XP- 4.70%

Moving to browsers, Google Chrome saw a fall in the market share while the IE 13 rose and Edge continued to fall. You can head below to check out the market share of browsers.

  • Google Chrome- 60.57%
  • Internet Explorer- 13.05%
  • Firefox- 10.94%
  • Edge- 4.38%

These stats do prove one thing which is the fact that Microsoft has to work really hard on Edge to capture the market share. As for Operating Systems are concerned, users still rely on Windows 7 and Windows XP more than Windows 10. Microsoft needs to move fast to make sure users switch to Windows 10 instead of using an outdated and probably vulnerable version of Windows.

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