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Windows 7 Still The Top OS

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

According to research by Netmarketshare, Windows 7 is still the favorite operating system for desktops, holding strong on 47% of the PCs in use.

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Windows 10 is in the number 2 position, currently running on 21% of PCs.  Surprisingly, Windows XP is in third place running on over just 10% of PCs. This is concerning since security support for Windows XP systems ended over two years ago and these devices are vulnerable to all manner of security threats.

It looks as if a good portion of Windows 10 converts came from Windows 8.1, with that OS dropping to less than 8% of the market.

Mac devices make up just around 5% of desktop and laptop computers in use with Linux at 2.33%.

If you were wondering about poor Windows Vista, it’s found on just over 1% of computers.

~ Cynthia


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2 Responses to “Windows 7 Still The Top OS”

  1. D M Cope says:

    Why do you use the phrase “Surprisingly, Windows XP is in third place”
    Clearly it is not surprising, because XP is still a great OS and a lot of users love it. I never had any security threats even tho’ I NEVER installed any XP security updates in the 8 years of service (for which, you told me I should buy a lottery ticket)
    In my view, having heard from Win 10 users, Win 7 is the best, and, one usually likes to keep the best.

  2. Glenn Reeves says:

    True I due believe that windows 7 is the best is system

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