Windows 10 reaches 50% of PCs; Windows 7 still follows at 30% | Applications and Software

O Windows 10 it is present in half of computers connected to the internet, according to NetMarketShare; meanwhile, the Windows 7 has been losing share, but still remains on 30% of PCs. The old system will no longer have free support from Microsoft in January 2020; companies will be able to pay for security updates until 2023.

Windows 7

The statistics of the NetMarketShare measure the number of PCs connected to the internet running different operating systems. Windows 10 is on 50.99% of computers, and Windows 7 can be found on 30.34% of machines.

In a distant third place, we have macOS 10.14 Mojave with 5.95%; it is followed by Windows 8.1 (4.2%), macOS 10.13 High Sierra (1.72%) and Windows XP (1.57%). Remember that XP support ended five years ago, despite the fact that it receives rare security updates.

Windows 7 and XP lose participation in 2019

Windows 10 only managed to overtake Windows 7 in January this year, according to NetMarketShare. Since then, it has been growing at the same pace that people and companies stop using the old system. In the chart below, the two lines are almost a mirror of each other:

Windows on Netmarketshare

Windows XP also continues to fall: it was around 4% in 2018; this year, it fell below 2% for the first time.

Microsoft released in March that Windows 10 was running on more than 800 million PCs, tablets, Xbox One and other gadgets. The company reports the number of “active devices”, that is, that have been used in the last 28 days.

Windows 7 will lose free support in January 2020, but companies will be able to purchase extended security updates until early 2023. They will cost up to $ 200 per PC per year; the first year is free for customers who subscribe to some of the more expensive Microsoft plans.

With information: VentureBeat.

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