Report shows edge browser share rises as Windows 10 operating system falls

Netmarketshare released data on operating system and browser market share for April 2020. The data show that the new Edge continues to make progress, but it is more puzzling that Windows 10’s share has fallen inexplicably compared to the March 2020 figure. In this month’s report, Windows 10’s share was 56%, down from 57.34 percent previously.

And this decline is not due to the return of Windows 7, which has also fallen from 26.3 per cent to 25.59 per cent.

The decline in Windows’ overall share has proved to come from an unexpected area: Linux usage soared from 1.36 per cent to 2.87 per cent.

Report shows edge browser share rises as Windows 10 operating system fallsReport shows edge browser share rises as Windows 10 operating system falls

We can only imagine that this is due to the large number of support engineers starting their Linux machines at home, or some other strange and unexpected explanation.

On the browser side, Chrome rose from 68.5 percent to 69.18 percent, Edge rose to 7.76 percent from 7.59 percent and Firefox edged up to 7.25 percent from 7.19 percent. While the small increase in the new Edge is welcome, it is also worth noting that Chrome’s market share is at an all-time high, just a stone’s throw from 70 per cent.