Microsoft Windows 7 may not go quietly into the night, according to data published Saturday.
March’s Windows 7 user share — an estimate of the percentage of the world’s personal computers powered by the 2009 operating system — was 49%, said analytics vendor Net Applications. However, Windows 7 ran 54% of all Windows machines: The difference between the user share of all PCs and only those running Windows stemmed from Windows powering 92% of the globe’s personal computers, not 100%.
More importantly, Windows 7’s share has barely moved in the last 12 months. Since this time in 2016, it’s dropped just 2.5 percentage points, representing a meager 5% decline. As a portion of just Windows personal computers, Windows 7 has been even more obstinate, remaining steady over the past year at 54%.