Operating System/Windows Share(October 2019)

[German]After October 2019 is over, I would like to take a look at the operating system share on the desktop. Is Windows 7 finally drops at 2% share and what’s about Windows 10?


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Looking at the latest figures from netmarketshare.com (until October 2019), Windows still runs at 86.82 (Sept. 2019: 86.38%) of desktop systems. Mac OS comes to 10.97% (Sept. 11.16%), while Linux runs on 1.55% (Sept. 1.80%) of the systems. 

OS-Market-Share 10.2019(netmarketshare.com OS-Market-Share 10.2019, Zum Vergrößern klicken)

In the analysis of the desktop share by individual operating system versions, NetMarketShare shows the following figures for the desktop operating systems at the end of October 2019:

  • Windows 10 comes to 54.32% (previous month 52.33%),
  • Windows 7 is at 26.90 % (previous month 28.61 %),
  • Windows 8.1 still comes in at 3.59 % (previous month 3.45 %),
  • and macOS 10.14 comes to 5.16 % (previous month 6.78 %).

As expected, Windows 10 grew in October 2019 and Windows 7 lost market share, but still runs on every fourth desktop system.

Windows-Market-Share 10.2019
(netmarketshare.com. Windows Market-Share 10.2019, Zum Vergrößern klicken)


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It will be exciting to watch what happens in the coming months. After all, support for Windows 7 will expire in January 2020 (only companies can renew for a fee). It is interesting to note that there is no movement towards Windows 8.1 or macOS 10.x. On the desktop, Windows 10 will dominate in the future.

Among browsers on desktop systems, Google Chrome is the undisputed leader with 67.39%, followed by Firefox (8.63%). The Internet Explorer still comes up to 6.37% and the Edge bumbles around at 6.09%.


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