Windows 10 on Surface
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Back in 2016, Mozilla launched its Hardware Report. In the report, the non-profit organization details the type of hardware Firefox clients are using. Firefox hardware report is transparent and public, and anyone can access it.

The non-sensitive data that Mozilla collected from Firefox desktop browsers’ Telemetry system has revealed that Windows 10 is now the most used OS. In October 2018 hardware report, Mozilla notes that Windows 7 and Windows 10 are the most popular operating systems “accounting for almost 80% of our users”.

The report also notes that Windows 10 market share is trending up but Windows 7 is still doing strong. The chart revealed that Windows 10 share is 40.696 percent and Windows 7 has 40.401 of market share on the Firefox platform.

Firefox hardware report

“Windows 7 and Windows 10 are the most popular operating systems, accounting for almost 80% of our users. Although Windows 7 is trending down and Windows 10 is trending up, the older version still hangs on to the top spot,” Mozilla explains.

StatCounter and NetMarketShare stats

A report by StatCounter revealed that Windows 10 overtook Windows 7 back in February but the Rival monitoring service NetMarketShare disagrees.

According to StatCounter, Windows 10 market share is 51.96 percent and it’s growing rapidly. On the other hand, NetMarketShare data shows that Windows 10 is only now getting close to overtaking Windows 7.

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