Windows 10 to grow back. NetMarketShare has published the data of the spread of the operating systems highlighting how the new Microsoft platform has taken a new leap forward, passing from 22,59% the month previous to 23.72% . This is a positive sign after two months of “stop” in which Windows 10 had, also, slightly lost a few fractions of a percent. The new software platform of the Redmond, therefore, returns positive and could not be otherwise given the strong appreciation from the users and the recent new products that have been launched. With the arrival of the Christmas shopping season this market share is definitely set to rise since the computer will certainly be among the most popular products.

However, Windows 10 has an “enemy” that is called Windows 7 . Although the previous Microsoft operating system has lost about one percentage point of market share, it remains firmly in first place with more than 47%. The problem, if you can call it, is that Windows 7 is considered an extremely stable operating system and feature-rich, and many users, especially for work, still prefer to use it rather than switch to Windows 10. Possible, therefore, that the life of Windows 7 last very long and that will become a second “ Windows XP “, ie a platform which over time, even when it becomes obsolete and no longer supported, continue to be widely used.

Windows 10 returns to growth (image: NetMarketShare ).

With the arrival of many new products based on Windows 10, 2017 will be critical to see if consumer preferences are significantly move to the new platform or whether the transition will be slow and progressive.


The final analysis of NetMarketShare shows, too, that Windows XP still has a hard core of 8.63% of the market. To non-Microsoft operating systems are, however, only the crumbs. Adding up all the variations of operating systems Mac the overall market share is hard to exceed 5%. Linux however, barely exceeds 2%.