Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 user share surges as loafers heed impending deadline
Windows 10 for the second straight month surged in user share as the drive toward the deadline for its Windows 7 predecessor entered its final five months.
According to analytics company Net Applications, Windows 10’s share of all personal computers jumped 2.1 percentage points – the second consecutive month of two or more points – to close August at 51%. It was the first time Windows 10 accounted for a majority of all personal computer operating systems. Windows 10’s part of Windows PCs, meanwhile, climbed to 58%, putting the OS on track to power two-thirds of all Windows machines by the time Microsoft rolls out its next major feature upgrade next March.