Windows 10

Windows 10 continues to make a slow but steady rise in PC installs. The latest numbers from Net Applications show Microsoft's latest OS was used by 12.82% of all PCs worldwide in February 2016, That's up nearly a full percentage point compared to January 2016, where it had an 11.84% market share.

Windows 7 continues to be the number one PC OS worldwide, with a 52.34% share in February, a slight drop compared to its 52.4% share in January. Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports, is in third place with 11.24% in February, down from 11.4% in January. Windows 8.1 is in fourth place with 9.83% in February, compared to 10.4% in January.

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Microsoft has officially said that over 200 million devices are running some form of Windows 10. It's likely that the company will offer an update on those install numbers at the end of March during its 2016 Build developer conference.

Source: Net Applications

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