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Barely 2 months after release, Windows 10 userbase already surpasses Mac OS X Yosemite

October 02, 2015 · 1 min read
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That didn’t take too long.

It’s only been 8 weeks since Windows 10 went live and it already has a considerably sizeable chunk of the PC marketshare. Many thanks to the fact that it is a free upgrade. In it’s first month, Windows 10 was already installed on over 75 million PCs worldwide, according to Microsoft. At the time, that was only 5.21% of the market.

While we don’t have the official second-month stats from Microsoft yet, we know that percentage has grown to somewhere around 6.63%, according to figures from NetMarketshare. The report captures user marketshare from 160 million unique visitors each month by monitoring over 40,000 partner websites.

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As you might have observed from the chart above, 6.63% in 2 months is a pretty huge deal for Windows 10, considering that the most recent Mac version, Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) is only about 4.9% of the market after a full year since release. Combining all Mac OS X versions in use increases that percentage to only about 7.7%. It will be interesting to see how the dynamics might change now that Mac OS X El Capitan has gone live.

It is worthy of note that the Linux OS has surpassed Windows Vista, at 1.74%, while Windows XP remains resilient at 12.21%, despite the fact that Microsoft has pulled the plug on it.

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