We have been watching Netmarketshare’s numbers closely over the last few months, waiting for the moment, long predicted, when Windows 10 will have more usage on the web than the now 8-year-old Windows 7.
According to another US-based stat, however, that day has already arrived. Statistics published by Analytics.usa.gov of clients visiting their websites show in the last 90 days more Windows 10 than Windows 7 users have visited their sites, with Windows 10 edging Windows 7 by only 1%.
Of Windows users visiting, 46% were on Windows 10, 45% on Windows 7, 6% on 8.1, 1% on 8 and 2% on other.
It is notable however that while Windows was the single largest block of clients, overall it was only 45.7% of visits, with MacOS forming 9%, ChromeOS 1.3% and mobile clients iOS 25.2% and Android 18.2%. Other formed 0.7%.
88.7% of visits came from insider USA, giving us a good reflection of the actual market there. Given that USA is a well-off country we assume there is still a large upgrade market for Microsoft to tap there over the next few years as Windows 7 becomes increasingly obsolete and within the next 2 years unsupported.
The full statistics can be seen here.