Windows 10 continues to close in on Windows 7, will overtake it soon
NetMarketShare reports on the state of the desktop operating system market on the first day of each month. Usually at least. It spent a few days auditing June’s figures last month, which caused a bit of a delay.
There’s no such lag for July’s figures though, which arrive on time and show Windows 10 continuing to cut into Windows 7's dominance.
In July, Windows 10 went from 35.71 percent to 36.58 percent, an increase of 0.87 percentage points. That’s down from the 0.97 percentage points it grew in June, but shows that the OS is still packing on share at a steady rate.
In July Windows 7 lost 0.51 percentage points and now sits on 41.23 percent, just 4.65 percentage points ahead of the newer OS.
If things continue like this, there’s every chance that Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7 by November.
Elsewhere, Windows 8.1 gained 0.14 percentage points and now has 5.09 percent of the market. XP continues to hang on, and dropped just 0.01 percentage points in the month. It currently has 4.07 percent share.