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Numbers from the U.S. suggest Windows 10 business adoption is dropping

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May 2, 2016

According to various numbers gathered from U.S. government web sites, Windows 10's business push is slowing.

It's a bit early to tell if that's a new trend, however. But the data is the most granular as it offers day-by-day assessments.

One thing to note this month is that Netmarketshare recorded a 5 percent uptick for its “other” category, which means everything beyond MacOS and Windows, but doesn't offer any details for freeloaders on just what that means.

Its ratings are also a bit out of whack compared to other results, as it found a drop for Windows 7 from 51.8 percent to 48.7 percent.

That's rather steeper than the 45.7 percent drop for StatCounter and the 62.3 percent lower numbers recorded on U.S. government websites, bearing in mind that the data is a share of Windows rather than a share of all operating systems.

The data in the U.S. continues to show that Windows 10 does better on weekends, but it also reveals that there's been a plateau in weekday prevalence of Windows 10.

Note that the three ratings services we consider diverge quite widely at the moment, but one irresistible result is Netmarketshare's finding that in April Windows XP's 9.6 percent market share saw it stay ahead of Windows 8.1's 9.16 percent.

Overall, Windows XP took the lead in December 2015, months after it was first overtaken. It's interesting to see those numbers, in light of what some were expecting.

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