Math and more math.
Few days ago, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has now been installed on more than 110 million PCs. Naturally, that made us wonder: how many of those people have tried Microsoft Edge and most Importantly, how many of them actually kept using it.
While there are tons of different metrics we could use to determine the number of real Edge users, such as: active Opera Desktop Users (from their quarterly reports, 55 million in July) vs. Opera / Edge market share (1.36% and 2.40% respectively), which would give us an indication that ~97 million use Microsoft Edge, we have decided to go the other way and compare Windows 10 market share vs. Edge market share.
Here’s how we did it: if 110 million installs give Windows 10 6.63% of the worldwide market share and Edge has 2.4% of the worldwide browsers market share, this could mean that around 40 million of them have decided to stick with Edge, or to put it the other way: one out of three people use Edge as their default web browser.
Now, obviously this is all just speculation and we haven’t even included non-Windows operating system numbers, which would give Edge even more edge (pun intended) but some estimates are still better than no estimates.
What do you think?
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.