Windows 10's share grew by just 5 percent in a year
In fact in a year, the new OS has grown by just over 5 percent. In comparison, Windows 7 grew by 2 percent in the same time frame.
Of course, this is usage share, rather than market share, but in some ways that’s more important as it shows the percentage of people actually using the different operating systems.
June wasn’t a great month for Windows 10 either. It went from 26.78 percent share to 26.80 percent, a growth of just 0.02 percentage points.
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.
Will July be any kinder to Windows 10? We’ll find out in a month’s time.