Windows 10 Growth Is Stunted

Windows 10 jumped out of the gate with a pretty solid start thanks to the upgrade option that Microsoft used, but since the initial year, things have slowed to a crawl. It's hard to believe that it's been out almost 2 years and in that time it only has a 26.8% market share. This past June was pretty rough as the growth was a mere 0.02% - basically, my parents just upgraded their OS - probably by mistake and they'll call me tomorrow. This growth is not what they were hoping for, but at the same time, those running Windows 7 are pretty happy and it's hard to get happy people to change what isn't broken.

Windows 7 went from having 49.46 percent share to 49.04 percent, a dip of 0.42 percentage points. Windows 8.1 fell 0.34 percentage points and now stands on 6.40 percent. Windows 8 dropped 0.22 percentage points and is on 1.37 percent. Combined, Windows 8.x has a 7.77 percent share, down 0.56 percentage points in the month. XP enjoyed a mini resurgence as people fired up their aging PCs for the first time in a while -- perhaps to install the new security updates from Microsoft -- posting a gain of 1.28 percentage points. It now has 6.94 percent of the market.

Source: BetaNews