Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 usage in USA in new stat

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 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.

via OnMSFT

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