Windows 10 usage doubles but Microsoft Edge fails to gain ground

Microsoft Windows 10 usage continues to grow but Microsoft Edge fails to gain followers
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Although Windows 10 is getting closer to the 20 percent market share barrier, not even 30 percent of its users enjoy surfing the web with Microsoft Edge and have another primary browser.
Codrut Nistor,

Older PCs are slowly being phased out and Windows 10 usage continues to grow, but Microsoft Edge still struggles to become a relevant player in the web browsers market. ZDNet has taken a close look at the usage data reported by Net Market Share, StatCounter Global Stats, as well as the United States Government's Digital Analytics Program and these appear to be their conclusions.

According to all three sources mentioned above, Windows 10 usage on desktops, laptops, and tablets has doubled in the past six months. Obviously, this happened by pushing down the numbers of older Windows versions. The figures reported by Net Applications are 9.8 percent in November 2015 and 19.4 percent in May 2016. On the other hand, StatCounter reported 11.9 percent and 23.6 percent for the same months.

Leaving Windows 10 behind, it looks like its users are not happy at all with the Edge browser. Its usage estimates are between 15 percent (StatCounter) and 30 percent (Net Applications), and all three sources reported a decrease in its usage from March to May 2016. Simply saying that at least 70 percent Windows 10 users run another web browser for their primary browsing needs is more than enough, unfortunately.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06- 6 (Update: 2016-06- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.