PC Advisor readers are ahead of the crowd when it comes to adoption of Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 7.

Web metrics firm Net Applications recently revealed that 10 percent of PCs worldwide were running Windows 7 by March this year.

However, nearly a fifth (19.53 percent) of visitors to PCAdvisor.co.uk were running the operating system last month.

Windows 7 has beaten its predecessor Windows Vista to reach 10 percent of PCs, the latter took nearly a year longer to reach the same worldwide usage mark.

Windows XP remains the most popular Microsoft desktop operating system. Nearly two thirds (64.5 percent) of PCs globally are running the OS, while almost half (48 percent) of PCA readers still use the OS.

See also: Microsoft announces Windows 7 SP1