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Windows 10 beats Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 10 now most popular OS on Steam
Microsoft Windows 10 beats Windows 7
Thanks to the recent release of many games with DirectX 12 support, Windows 10 has become the most popular OS for Steam users, surpassing Windows 7 (64-bit variants only).

Although Windows 10 will soon be running on more than 300 million devices all over the world, Windows 7 is still the most popular desktop operating system by far. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is installed on roughly 50 percent of desktop computers and laptops worldwide, with Windows 10 on second place, but with a share of roughly 15 percent.

The story is completely different when talking about the gaming community since most new AAA games are now DirectX 12 titles, and this drives more and more users to Windows 10. According to the last Steam survey, Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7 and is now the most popular operating system in the community. However, the figures are still very close, but the 64-bit Windows 10 leads by almost 3 percent (36.97 vs. 32.99 percent).

At last, it should be noted that 32-bit Windows 10 users now account for a 1.31 percent share for Steam users, while almost 7 percent still use 32-bit Windows 7 editions. It is also worth noticing that Windows XP 32-bit still has a share of 2 percent while almost 13 percent still use Windows 8.1 64-bit.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04- 4 (Update: 2016-04- 4)