Windows Operating System Share (November 2018)

[German]I haven’t talked about it for a while, but it’s time again to take a quick look at the operating system share on the desktop, and Microsoft Windows in particular.


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Desktop operating system share

Looking at the latest figures from netmarketshare.com (until the end of November 2018), Windows still runs on 87.92% of desktop systems. Mac OS comes to 9.46%, while Linux runs on 2.03% of the system.

OS-Market-Share 11.2018
(OS-Market-Share 11.2018)

NetMarketShare delivers the following figures for the desktop operating systems share by version for end of November 2018: Windows 7 is at 38.89%, Windows 10 38.14%. Windows 8.1 still has 4.69% share and the current macOS 10.13 gains 3.20%.

So Windows 7 is at the ‘end of year 2018’ still a thin step ahead of Windows 10. For end of August 2018 we hat the following figures: Windows 7 was at 40.27% and Windows 10 was at 37.8% – so the figures doesn’t changed too much. Or in other words: 2019 will be very exciting, because support for Windows 7 will expire in January 2020. I hardly believe that in December 2019 we will see Windows 7 down at 5% and Windows 10 has 95% of the market share.

The statistik from statcounter for desktop operating systems sees Windows 10 at a share of 52.71%, while Windows 7 dropped to 35.53%, and Windows 8.1 is at 6.68%.


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