Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 to become most popular desktop OS

Microsoft already confirmed past year that its Windows 10 OS version has been installed on 700 million devices including PCs, Xbox, tablets and phones. That figure didn't just include PCs, but also tablets, phones, and Xbox consoles.

In fact, users have recently discovered another bug in Windows 10 version 1809, and by the looks of things, Microsoft itself knows it exists, only that it hasn't officially acknowledged it.

For the first time since its launch in the middle of 2015, Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has taken the top spot as the most-installed version of Windows, and therefore the most common OS in the world. However, the methodology used can result in differences.

As ZDNet's Ed Bott has previously explained, NetMarketShare aims to measure daily unique users within its network, while StatCounter measures total traffic.

Interestingly, Windows' market share as a whole declined slightly between November and December, falling from 87.03 percent to 86.2 percent.

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Steam's statistics tell a similar story, and the gaming platform states that 63.79% of users are running Windows 10 (64 bit) as of December 2018. As The Verge points out, Windows 7 extended support doesn't end until January 14, 2020.

A small cumulative update has broken one of Windows 10 preview build 18305's biggest features.

The continued adoption of Windows 10 is good news for Microsoft's flagship OS after several months of negative headlines about bugs in the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update, also known as version 1809. Mac OS' share, meanwhile, went up from 9.71 percent to 10.65 percent.

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