WINDOWS 10 enjoyed a huge jump in use during August, despite no longer being offered as a free upgrade to existing users.
Microsoft's new operating system received its biggest update so far at the start of the month, and the result has been a jump to 22.99 per cent of the market (+1.86).
This month's figures will make happy reading in Redmond, as everything else went on a downward trajectory, save for the constant fly in the ointment, Windows 7, which went up to 47.25 (+0.25) as the naysayers bedded in.
Windows 8.1 rose marginally to 7.92 (+0.12), offset slightly by a larger drop for Windows 8 to 1.82 (-0.27), meaning that Windows 8.x is down to 9.74 (-0.15) overall.
The numbers do suggest, however, that Windows 8 holdouts have gone straight to Windows 10 rather than treading the slightly 'quirky' update path to Windows 8.1.
XP took its biggest beating in a while, dropping as near as dammit a full percentage point to 9.36 (-0.98), meaning that it is now less popular than Windows 8.x for the first time. Vista sits at 1.05 per cent (-0.17), its position as a footnote in history now
Edited by JohnC_21, 05 September 2016 - 04:42 PM.