Windows 10 usage has doubled over the past six months, according to new analysis from ZDNet.
According to three different measurement services, Windows 10 adoption grew steadily over the last three months in particular.
But while Windows 10 has gained ground, Microsoft Edge continues to struggle, with 70% of Windows 10 users choosing another browser instead, according to the analysis.
The study included March through May 2016 data from commercial web analytics services Net Applications and StatCounter Global Stats as well as from the U.S. government's open analytics program. The data showed the share for each version of Windows based on all Windows PCs. Use of Windows versions other than Windows 10 were all noticeably lower.
For example, in May, more than 25% of all Windows PCs accessing U.S. government websites were running Windows 10. According to Net Applications, nearly 20% of all Windows PCs were running Windows 10 in May compared to just 9.8% in November.
Numbers were not as positive for Microsoft Edge, the Windows 10 default browser. The ZDNet data analysis found 70% of Windows users do not use Edge.
In March, Net Applications said Microsoft’s browsers, Internet Explorer and Edge, together lost a combined 1.4 percentage points of desktop and notebook user share. It was the fourth consecutive monthly decline of more than one percentage point for Microsoft browsers.