Windows 10 adoption growth is experiencing a slowdown

John White By: John White
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There’s big trouble in little Redmond as Windows 10’s growth slows according to the latest figures from NetMarketShare. April statistics show that Windows 7 is no longer installed on the majority of personal computers, slipping to a 48.79% market share. Windows 10 saw a slight increase from 14.15% to 14.35%, while Windows XP slipped below the 10% mark.

As for Windows 8.x, it saw a slight growth from 12.01 percent to 12.11 percent — a surprising turn of events. We expect users who upgraded to Windows 8.x will eventually upgrade to Windows 10, and for the subsequent NetMarketShare report to reflect this.

When it comes to Linux and OS X, the open source operating system actually slipped from a 1.78% to a 1.56% market share. On the other hand, OS X managed to grab a bigger slice, having experienced an increase from its previous 7.78% to its current 9.19% share.

Despite the small success of Windows, Microsoft is not yet out of the woods yet since the web browser market is in big trouble. Internet Explorer sits in second place with nearly a 20% market share with Chrome up top with over 21%. As for Edge, the web browser could only muster a 3% share while Firefox struggle with 5%.

With over 270 million people using Windows 10, the majority are not interested in Edge because it is an unfinished web browser that lacks key features and filled with bugs. Microsoft appears to forget that execution is key and although Satya Nadella has come in and made some big changes, the software giant is still rushing products to market and failing to execute them well enough.

The company will be happy folks are still interested in upgrading to Windows 10, but the slow growth is a big problem that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Hopefully, the upcoming Anniversary Update will kick things up a notch in order for Microsoft to have a billion users taking advantage of Windows 10.

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