The market share of 50 percent has almost been reached for Windows 10
The market analysts of Netmarketshare again provide a good picture of how each operating system installs their monthly analysis of the market share of desktop and laptop. For the co-system around Windows, there is a constant trend: for Windows 10 it is going up considerably again compared to the previous month, causing the proportions of Windows 7 to shrink.
The development of the curves of the two operating systems is interesting to observe: while Windows 10 and Windows 7 were nearly the same at 40.3 percent and 38.4 percent in February, Windows 10 manages to 48.84 percent in July – the milestone The market share of 50 percent is therefore within reach. The curve of the ten-year-old Windows 7 is correspondingly lower and ended up at 31.8 percent. Even Windows 8.1 has grown by 4.5 percent since June to 5.3 percent. Windows XP is still very clearly represented in the statistics with a share of 2.4 percent. Side note: also 0.17 percent systems with Windows Vista were registered in July.
The others remain at a low level
For operating systems away from Microsoft's offer, only a small amount of space remains on the market as before. The share of MacOS X 10.14 has changed little since the beginning of the year and is 5.4 percent in July, all versions together can reach Apple with the operating system slightly less than 7 percent market share. For all Linux distributions combined, market researchers see a share of around 1.5 percent on desktops and laptops.
With regard to Windows 10 in particular, it remains very exciting to see how market shares will continue to evolve. So far, the biggest leaps were from February to March this year and from June to July, with the operating system winning around 3 percent each.
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