Microsoft's Windows 10 has finally toppled Windows 7 in user share, while the operating system had initially struggled to win over Windows 7 users, Windows 10’s share for desktop and notebook PCs hit 39.22 percent in December, according to NetAnalytics.
The analyst firm which collects data from approximately 100 million web browser sessions per month, with widely distributed users across thousands of websites, claims that Windows 10’s market share increased by about 7 percentage points, while Windows 7’s share fell by almost same points.
While Microsoft's Windows 10’s market share for desktop and notebook PCs hit a combined 39.22 percent, versus Windows 7's 36.90 percent, a drastic shift from it's November share of 38.89 percent, and 38.14 percent for Windows 10.
The upwards Windows 10’s market share, though could be attributed to the traditional rise in PC sales over the holidays, there's a likelihood that Windows 7 could topple it once again — albeit the 2.3 percentage leap looks pretty strong at the moment.
Even as Windows 10 crossed 40% milestone in mid 2018, according to California-based analytics company Net Applications, which represented an estimated 606 million personal computers worldwide.
And the crossover point for Windows 10, that is the point where the new OS will eventually run a larger percentage of all Windows PCs than the older edition was predicted to be November 2018, with the lines between Windows 10 and Windows 7 signal for January 2019, which translates to 12 months since Windows 7's retirement.
But the good news for Microsoft is that Windows 10 has crossed the mark even earlier than predicted, and perhaps there is something really great about the new operating system, after all.