Operating system shares on the desktop end of July 2018

[German]July 2018 is over, and it’s time to look at the figures for operating system distribution on the desktop and especially for Windows on early August 2018.


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Operating system shares on the desktop

Looking at the latest figures from netmarketshare.com (until the end of July 2018), Windows still runs on 88.43% (previous month 88.19%) of desktop systems. Mac OS comes to 9.01% (previous month 9.40%), while Linux runs on 1.92% (previous month 1.88%) of the system. Chrome OS is represented with 0.28% (previous month 0.29%). These are statistical fluctuations between the months.

Operating System Market Share 8.2018
(Source: Netmarketshare.com)

More details may be found using the operating system share on desktop shown below.

operating system share on desktop end of July 2018
(Source: Netmarketshare.com)

Windows 7 has a ‘market share’ of 42.95% (previous month 43.03%) on the desktop, while Windows 10 is 32.98% (previous month 34.92%). Windows 8.1 is 5.59% and Windows XP is 5.23% (previous month 4.36%). There is not really much going on – I would dismiss the figures for the previous month as statistical fluctuations.


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If Microsoft put a lot of effort into Marketing, Windows 10 could overtake Windows 7 at end of this year. Of course you can also ask another statistician who promises a better oracle of numbers.

Betriebssystemanteile Desktop Ende Juli 2018

(Source: Statcounter.com)

The above graphic shows the numbers of statcounter for the desktop. There, Windows 10 has long been ahead of Windows 7, reaching 47.25% (previous month 47.21%), while Windows 7 still reaches 39.06% (previous month 39.44%).


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