Windows 7, released in July of 2009, was a gigantic leap forward in the evolution of the desktop OS. Good enough, it turns out, that a huge number of people and organizations are still using it, despite it being nearly ten years since its release. Back in February, Statscounter proclaimed that according to its analytics, Windows 10 had finally overtaken 7 in marketshare. But these kinds of measurements are never exact. They’re based on counting users that connect to various constellations of sites and services, so there’s going to be some variation depending on who’s counting.
In December, though, rival analytics firm Netmarketshare revealed that it’s now also showing Windows 10 overtaking Windows 7 for the first time, with 39.22% share of the total OS market, with Windows 7 at 36.9% and Mac OS 10.14 at 4.73%. A surprising number of die hards (4.5%) are still on Windows XP.
When you include mobile OSes into the mix, Windows 10 is still on top, followed by Windows 7, then iOS 12.1