Windows 10 jumps to nearly 10% of the desktop operating system market share

According to new stats from Net Applications, Windows 10 now commands 9.96 percent of the desktop operating system market share for the month of December 2015. This is nearly a 1 percent jump from the previous month. Windows 10 has been generally available to the public since July of 2015.

Windows 7 continues to dominate as the top desktop operating system with a market share of 55.68 percent while Windows XP retains its second place position with a share of 10.93 percent. Windows 8.1 comes in third place with 10.30 percent, and it should come as no surprise that Windows 10 will soon take over in third place.

Just recently we reported that Windows 10 has surpassed 200 million installs as 2015 came to a close. Windows 10 was released to the public back in July, meaning the operating system has averaged around 40 million new installs a month. That’s pretty impressive, but when you factor in Microsoft pushing Windows 10 for free straight from the desktops of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, it’s not all too surprising.

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