Microsoft has been waiting for this one.Â Latest statistics from Netmarketshare suggest that Windows 10 finally managed to overtake the user-favorite Windows 7 by the end of last year.Â According to theÂ company,Â in December 2018 Windows 10 had a 39.22% market share, a little more than Windows 7â€™s 36.90% market share.
Previously, StatCounter, another analyst had shown Windows 10Â overtaking Windows 7. However, stats from Netmarketshare consistently showed the latest desktop operating system tailing behind Windows 7.
Took a lot of time, but Windows 10 has now become the most used desktop OS
Windows 10 wasÂ released back in 2015Â with Microsoftâ€™s ambition of poweringÂ over a billion devices in less than two years. While the latest OS is yet to hit that target, at least it has managed to overtake the numbers of its biggest hurdle â€“ Windows 7.