Windows 10 surpasses 50% market share as Windows 7 falls to 30%

Windows 10 surpasses 50% market share as Windows 7 falls to 30%. For those nonprofit IT admins and execs tracking adoption rates, according to Net Marketing, four years after Windows 10 was released, Windows 10 passed Windows 7 in market share (in January) and now claims one of every two PCs running. While Microsoft initially targeted 1 billion devices running Windows 10 in two or three years, actual adoption started off strong but slowed and is taking longer, currently estimated at around 800 million devices. For comparison, desktop Linux owns <2% of market share, MacOS has just shy of 10%, and Windows owns the remaining ~88% within which Windows 10 is at 51%, Windows 7 at 30%, Windows 8.1 with 4.2%, Windows 8 at <1%, and Windows XP at 1.5%. Venture Beat