Firefox users still prefer Windows 7 over Windows 10

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Welcome to 2016, the year in which Microsoft did its absolute best to sway people from other OS to its newest, Windows 10. The Windows 10 campaign was incredibly potent so far and is showing no signs of stopping or slowing down, with more and more users opting in. An entire category of Windows users, however, do not seem interested in upgrading to Windows 10 — and that category is represented by Mozilla Firefox users.

The information surfaced thanks to an analysis conducted by none other than Mozilla. According to what the company calls the Firefox Hardware Report, it seem that among those using Firefox, the most frequently seen and popular version of the Windows platform is actually Windows 7. Of course, not all Firefox users are adepts of using good ol’ Windows 7, but you can count 44.86% of them in. The remaining market shares is split among other OS versions, with Windows 10 taking second place thanks to its 25.67% market share.

Windows is hoping to encapsulate the entirety of its user base into the company’s Windows 10 initiative which aims to turn the latest OS into the default and industry standard. Efforts towards reaching this goal include early support termination for previous OS installments and free Windows 10 upgrades for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Another 10.36% of the market share is still in the possession of Windows XP, which is probably Microsoft’s most iconic iteration of Windows.

The popularity of Windows 7 among Firefox users isn’t very shocking, since the platform was critically acclaimed and to this day remains a fan favorite. Also, it is worth taking into consideration that Mozilla Firefox isn’t the most popular browser choice either, meaning that we might be assisting a mass case of underdog syndrome.


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