Desktop Browser/Operating System Market Share 11.2019

[German]November is over, and it's time to have another look at the operating system and browser share on the desktop. How its about Windows 7 on the desktop two months before the end of support? And what's about Windows 10?


Looking at the latest figures from (until November 2019), Windows still runs on 86.06% (Oct. 2019: 86.82%) of desktop systems. Mac OS comes to 11.60% (Oct. 10.97%), while Linux runs on 1.65% (Oct. 1.55%) of the systems. So virtually no real change in market share, Windows dominates the desktop.

OS-Market-Share 11.2019( OS-Market-Share 11.2019, Click to zoom)

The analysis of the shares by individual operating system versions, NetMarketShare issues the following figures for the desktop operating systems at the end of November 2019:

  • Windows 10 has to 53.33% (previous month 54.32%),
  • Windows 7 is at 26.86% (previous month 26.90%),
  • Windows 8.1 still comes in at 3.32 % (previous month 3.59 %),
  • and macOS 10.14 comes to 4.15 % (previous month 5.16 %).

Contrary to expectations, Windows 10 was therefore unable to grow in November 2019 and even has a dent to report (which, however, can be a statistical effect). Windows 7 lost minimal market share (in line with statistical fluctuations) and still runs on every fourth desktop system.

Windows-Market-Share 11.2019
( Windows Market-Share 11.2019, Click to zoom


It will be exciting to observe what is still going on in December. Because support for Windows 7 will expire in January 2020 (only companies can book an Extended Security Update support for a yearly fee). It is interesting to note that there is no movement towards Windows 8.1 or macOS 10.x. On the desktop, Windows will remain the standard operating system – and Windows 10 be the most used os on the desktop.

Among browsers on desktop systems, Google Chrome is the undisputed leader with 67.15%, followed by Firefox (8.15%). Both browsers have lost some of their shares. The Internet Explorer still comes to 6.81% (previous month 6.31%) and the Edge bumbles around at 5.97% (previous month 6.09%).

Browser Market-Share 11.2019( OS-Market-Share 11.2019, Click to zoom)

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