Windows 10 has been released since July 2015 and the free upgrade period for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 system ended at July 29, 2016. Now new figures for marketing share of desktop operating systems has been released.
In August 2016, netmarketshare claims that Windows 10 has reached 22,99 % market share on desktop system. And a few days ago, Microsoft reported 400 Million Windows 10 activations (see ZDNet.com). But activation isn’t “using Windows 10 on devices”. New figures for September 2016 shows a decline of Windows 10 market share. Here are the market shares obtained from netmarketshare.com. Windows has a whole market share of 93.83 % on desktop, while Mac OS reaches 5.2% and Linux 0.96%.
Windows 10 now claims 22.53 %, which is a slight decline compared to the 22.99 % in previous month (but it can be a statistical effect). Windows 7 has reached a new height of 48.27 %, while Windows XP still claims 9,11 % on desktop system. Windows 8.1 is running on 7.83 % and Windows 8 on 1,78 % of all desktops. Here is the trend from November 2015 till September 2016, that shows the decline of Windows 10 use.