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The new operating system software inches up in October following its initial surge in August, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.
Chrome will no longer be supported on older versions of Windows and Mac OS X from April 2016.
Microsoft's new OS clipped off a 6.6 percent slice of desktop OS traffic in September as measured by Web tracker NetMarketShare, just a small increase from August.
The new version also adds some minor updates and bug fixes at a time when Firefox continues to trail Google Chrome among desktop browser users.
A month into its official debut, Microsoft's new system software is ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite in desktop traffic, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.
The preview will first launch in New Zealand but then spread to other countries as Firefox tries to break into the world of iOS.
Microsoft is in the final phase of preparation ahead of the July 29 launch date for the next big update to its marquee software.
Yahoo already has a 10-year deal to use Microsoft's Bing to power some search results. The software giant can't be happy Google is eyeing its territory.
The world's biggest software maker is creating a new group charged with making its Windows software work across all devices. Microsoft is also jettisoning some top executives, including former Nokia chief Stephen Elop.
The search giant says Adobe Flash "puts a squeeze on your laptop's battery." Its solution: automatically pause unnecessary Flash content in the Chrome browser.