Windows 10 now claims 9% market share

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Microsoft launched Windows 10 in July, and the company officially announced that the OS is already running on more than 110 million devices back in October. Last month, the company released the first major update for the operating system which introduces a few new features, some new apps, and improves the OS’ stability, too. Now, according to the latest numbers from Net Market Share, Windows 10 now claims 9% of the desktop market share worldwide as of November 2015.


Windows 10 claimed 7.94% market share in October, which means the OS claimed 1.06% market share in November — that’s not too bad, to be honest. For those wondering, here are some of the other interesting market share numbers:

  • Windows 7 now claims 56.11% of the market (down from 55.71%)
  • Windows 8.1: 11.15% (up from 10.68%)
  • Windows XP: 10.59% (down from 11.68%)
  • Windows 8: 2.88% (up from 2.54%)
  • OS X 10.11: 2.66% (up from 2.18%)
  • OS X 10.10: 2.45% (down from 3.45%)
  • Linux: 1.62% (up from 1.57%)

Windows 10’s growth seems pretty decent for now. Microsoft is expected to release two major updates for the OS in 2016, which will be delivered in 2 waves. The upcoming major update for Windows 10 is expected to bring Apple’s Handoff-like feature, Microsoft Passport, Extension support for Edge, and more. Until then, tell us what you think of Windows 10’s market share in the comment section below.

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