Windows 7 Microsoft's faster selling operating system to date has finally managed to surpass Windows XP - now sitting at 31.8% while Windows XP is at 31.55% in the United States, revealed April statistics from StatCounter.
On the other hand, Windows Vista recorded 19.12%, Mac OS X at 14.74%, and Linux at 0.7%. The three versions of Windows command a marketshare of 82.47% in the United States.
Windows XP still holds the top spot globally, at 47.1% compared to Windows 7's 31.28%. However, Windows XP's marketshare is falling faster globally than in the US, dropping by 3.49% while Windows 7 rose by 5.42%. Global Windows marketshare also fell a slight amount to 91.64%, a 0.3% drop from December 2010.
Windows 7 continues to ride the momentum amongst the public, with Microsoft reporting 300 million Windows 7 licenses sold in January's second quarter earnings report, and the release of Service Pack 1 in mid February.