Operating-system-/Windows market share (May 2019)

[German]Since a few days the figures for the operating system and Windows market share are available. This blog post gives a short overview about this topic.


The latest figures from netmarketshare.com (until the end of May 2019), Windows still runs at 88.30 (April 2019: 88.22%) of desktop systems. Mac OS comes to 9.30% (April 2019: 8.38%), while Linux runs on 1.92% (April 1.99%) of the systems. So there is no real change.

Betriebssystemverteilung Desktop 5.2019

(netmarketshare.com OS-Market-Share 5.2019)

In the analysis of the distribution by individual operating system versions, NetMarketShare issues the following distribution for the desktop operating systems at the end of May 2019:

  • Windows 10 45.73% (previous month 43.62 %),
  • Windows 7 35.44 % (previous month 36.52 %),
  • Windows 8.1 3.97 % (previous month 4.13 %),
  • macOS 10.13 1.94 % (previous month 2.23 %).

Windows 10 was thus able to grow, but the growth rates are rather modest. I would have expected the Windows 10 share to slowly pick up, as support for Windows 7 expires in January 2020. 


Windows 10-Verteilung

Interesting is also the distribution of the Windows 10 versions according to the picture above. I don’t quote the statistics of AdDuplex every month, because the measurement inaccuracy is too big. But in the figure it is noticeable that Windows 10 Version 1803 is represented with over 60% and Windows 10 Version 1809 with just 31%. The new Windows 10 version 1903 is virtually undetectable, its share is less than 2%. I interpret it in such a way that people don’t really accept the new versions of Windows 10, but stay on the oldest supported version as long as possible. It will be exciting to see what happens in the coming months.

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