Windows® 7 Market Share grows by 33.2%
Is Windows 7 overtaking its predecessors?
A latest report released by Satacounter has stated that Windows 7 has grown by 33.22 percent in terms of market share for the Month of May. This means that Windows 7 has acquired more than one third of the PC market since its release in 2009.
In terms of its monthly trend, Windows 7 grew at the rate of one percent every month. At this steady pace, Windows 7 is set to overtake its predecessors including Windows XP and Windows Vista. It has currently increased in market dominance over Windows XP in the US, however experts predict that it will still take some time for Windows 7 to increase its market dominance globally. With the phasing out of support for Windows XP in the next few years Windows 7 will be the main platform for a majority of Windows OS users.
The Statcounter report also states that Microsoft has gained more than 350 million licenses since the launch of Windows 7. Most of the licenses have been launched for home based Windows 7 operating systems than business operating systems.
Another citing of the report has indicated that Windows 7 still remains the third most popular OS in the market. In comparison to Mac OS X, Windows 7 seems to be doing better as the sales of Mac OS X has only declined marginally.