Windows 10 will enter 2019 as the largest desktop operating system. The OS launched in 2015 finally has more users than Windows 7, according to the latest figures from NetMarketShare.
According to the latest report from the statistician, Windows 10 today runs on 39.22 percent of all desktops and laptops. Windows 7, for a long time the most popular operating system, follows in second place with 36.90 percent.
The proportion of Windows 7 users remains significant. These are mainly enterprise users, who are very reluctant to upgrade. Microsoft will have to continue its efforts this year to get this group on board Windows 10.
Microsoft initially hoped to break through the one billion active devices barrier within two to three years of the launch of Windows 10. That didn’t work out. Nevertheless, Microsoft can consider its strategy of Windows 10 as a service as a success. According to the latest official figure, more than 700 million devices have been counted, although growth has stagnated.
Windows in total, including older versions, has a market share of 87.71 percent on desktop/laptop. According to NetMarketShare, MacOS stands at 9.61 percent. Linux has a market share of 2.09 percent and Chrome OS accounts for 0.31 percent.
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