Windows 7’s market share has more than doubled in the past year alone, indicating that the operating system’s strong uptake momentum has not slowed down even a bit.
According to statistics from Internet metrics company Net Applications
, Windows 7’s usage share was measured at 27.13% at the end of June 2011.
A year ago, Windows Vista’s successor had climbed as high as 13.70% usage share on the operating system market, as revealed in a report from June 2010.
The usage share data comes to confirm the license sale records reported by Microsoft throughout the past year. The software giant had revealed that by mid-2010 over 175 million
Windows 7 licenses were sold worldwide.
Earlier this year, the Redmond company pointed out that sales of Windows 7 copies had surpassed the 350 million mark, and that adoption was still strong.
Considering the combination of sales data and usage statistics, it’s safe to conclude that Windows 7 has doubled its market share in the last 12 months.
Moreover, as far as I’m concerned, Windows 7 is right on track to selling well in excess of 650 million licenses
by the end of 2011. Time will tell if I’m right, but this is a bet I’m gladly willing to make.
It also appears that the increasing volume of information available on Windows 7’s successor is not affecting its uptake rate in the least.
Microsoft has opened more and more about Windows 8
, but despite this, in the last two months alone, Windows 7’s usage share jumped from 25.89% to 27.13%.
There’s certainly a great deal of excitement related to Windows 8, but Windows 7 has taken center-stage, and it will continue to be in the limelight for quite some time.
Between May and June 2011, Windows XP’s market share dropped from 52.41% to 51.13%, with Vista now at just 9.52% from 9.93% the previous month.