Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Windows 7

Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Windows 7

Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Windows 7

Windows 10 Finally Beats Out 8-Year-Old Windows 7: The latest operating system of Microsoft is Windows 10 and it was predicted last year that it will soon surpass Windows 7 very soon. So, now it looks like Windows 10’s worldwide market share has just surpassed the 8- year old Windows 7 for the first time.

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According to the reports from StatCounter, Windows 10 operating system now runs on 42.78% PCs which is little bit higher than the 41.86% market share of 8-year old Windows 7. According to the CEO of Statcounter, this is a breakthrough for Microsoft.

It might look a little bit strange to compare a brand new operating system with another which was released in 2009. However, it’s a major achievement for Microsoft because Windows 8 was never a real threat to Windows 7.

The reason why Windows 10 managed to surpass the old Windows 7 is that the operating system has become old and the company also pulled mainstream support for Windows 7 depriving users of any new features since January 2015. However, the security updates will be there until 2020.

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It’s also worth to note that the StatCounter measures pageviews and not the number of unique visitors, which can lead to distortions. Well, people still have a soft corner for Windows 7 and they don’t seem to leave the operating system.

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