Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade to users on Windows 7 and 8.1, and there's no doubt that Microsoft expects the new OS to kill off its predecessors, as everyone would take advantage of this offer and install the new software.
In the first month after its debut, Windows 10 indeed convinced some users to upgrade, but for the moment, the impact it has on the market share of both Windows 7 and 8.1 is quite minimal, with statistics showing that somewhere between 2 and 3 percent of the users on these two platforms installed the new one.
A few hours ago, we highlighted August 2015 market share data provided by StatCounter, which shows that Windows 10 is still well behind Windows 7
, and now NetApplications says pretty much the same thing, but with an in-depth look at how the previous OS releases performed last month.
Windows 7, the king
First and foremost, Windows 7 is the number one operating system on the desktop with 57.67 percent, while Windows XP is the runner-up with 12.14 percent. Windows 8.1 is third with 11.39 percent, followed by Windows 10 with 5.21 percent.