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Windows 10 is slowly but steadily moving towards attaining 50% of the operating system market share. According to the latest data, Windows 10’s market share has gone up by 1 percent in the month of May.

The operating system moved from 44.10% to 45.73% in May. This is a welcome sign for the Redmond Giant since Windows 10 is inching closer to claiming 50% of the operating system market.

Currently, more than 800 million devices are running Windows 10 which is short of the one billion devices target which the Redmond Giant initially expected to achieve by the end of 2019.

There are still many users who are running Microsoft’s earlier version Windows 7 on their desktops, the support for which is to be retired in January 2020.

May 2019 market share

As we still months away from January 2020, the businesses and users are not rapidly migrating to Windows 10. Windows 7 is still running on 35.44% of the PCs worldwide as of May 2019.

With the release of Windows 10 May 2019 update, we expect more users to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system by the end of this year.

Google Chrome continues to dominate the browser market

According to the latest data provided by NetMarketshare for the month of May 2019, Google Chrome continues to dominate the browser market.

Google Chrome now holds 67.90% of the market which is an increase of 2%, followed by Mozilla’s Firefox which is holding 9.46% of the market. Internet Explorer continues to hold on to its 3rd position with 7.70% market share.

Browser market share

The fourth place goes to Microsoft Edge which is holding 5.36% of the browser market share which is far behind Google’s Chrome.

It’s not known how many users are on Chromium-based Edge and whether its data has been included in Chrome share.

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Akshay Waghray

Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.