Windows 10 gains ground, visits to US government sites surpass Windows 7 for the first time

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It’s been nearly 2 years since Windows 10 launched, but many have claimed that the OS is not nearly as popular or holding as much market share as the much beloved Windows 7. In what may be a signal of changing attitudes for Windows 10, visits to US government sites via Windows 10 have surpassed Windows 7 for the first time. (Thanks, Jeremy for the tip!)

This United States government website reports that of the 2.54 billion visits to US Government websites over the past 90 days, 20.9% came from Windows 10, and 20.7% from Windows 7. Interestingly, Windows 8.1 came in at 2.7%, Windows 8 .05%, and other OS 0.8%. The numbers are a bit niche and could be just from a holiday bump based on the sites 90-day average, but they still do give a solid number comparison for the state of various OS and browser stats.

When it comes to browser share, Edge was not popularly used to visit US Government websites. Chrome was on top with 44.4%, Followed up Safari with 27.6%, Internet Explorer at 12.3%, and then Firefox at 5.9% and Edge at 3.9%. Though all these government percentages may be bleak for Microsoft, the latest AdDuplex December report also shows strong adoption for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, so things can only go up from Microsoft from here on out.