Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 as the most popular desktop OS
As per the stats released by Net Market share, the world of the desktop is still massively covered by the Windows OS, with Mac OS standing at 10.65% followed by Linux which currently has a total of 2.78% market share.
A further breakdown of the Windows market share suggests that Windows 10 is covering the major chunk of the share at 39.22% followed by Windows 7 at 36.9%. An interesting to note here was that the archaic Windows XP is still in the run and has an impressive market share of 4.54% which is more than the market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. One possible reason for this can be attributed to lack of upgrade by some corporate sectors or even some schools which do not have enough funding to upgrade the OS to Windows 10 since it requires better hardware. While there was no sign of Windows Vista, one of Microsoft’s biggest failure in the software arena.
However, Windows faced a dip in its market share overall as it slipped 0.83% to 86.20% as of December 2018, whereas MacOS increased to 10.65% from 9.02% while Linux’s share increased to 2.78% from 2.12%.