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Windows 10 reaches 50 percent market share

Windows 10 reaches 50 percent market share by all relevant web metrics

In the lead as much as a rather considerable turning point for Microsoft's newest desktop offering, there have been some conflicting reports about exactly when Windows 10 crossed the 50 percent market share marker. A report out of NetApplications today has the current OS tipping the half line sometime around completion of August with Microsoft's operating system grabbing 51 percent of all desktop operating systems readily available in the market, nevertheless, numbers from StatCounter marked Windows 10's 50 percent turning point back in September of 2018.

Clearly, the 2 score companies are utilizing really different numbers to come to their conclusions with NetApplications determining 160 million distinct visitors to its 40,000 million partner websites and StatCounter determining large volume with 15 billion page views monthly. No matter StatCounter and NetApplications analytics, it seems the growing consensus is that through sheer inertia, Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is lastly on its way to striking its tipping point in both the consumer and business markets.