[German]After we have mid-April 2020, I would like to take a look at the current market share of desktop operating systems with status at the end of March 2020. In addition, there is a look at the browser shares on the desktop.
Windows dominates the desktop
Looking at the latest figures from netmarketshare.com (to the end of March 2020), Windows still runs on 89.21% (Feb. 2020: 88.20%) of desktop systems. Mac OS runs on 8.94% (Feb. 2020: 9.42%) while Linux runs on 1.36% (Feb. 1.82%) of systems. So virtually no real change in market share, Windows dominates the desktop and even managed to win slightly.
(OS Share 3-2020, Source: netmarketshare.com)
Desktop OS versions at a glance
In the analysis of the share by operating system version, the NetMarketShare for desktop operating systems website reports the following distribution for the end of February 2020:
- Windows 10 reaches 57.34% (previous month 57.39%),
- Windows 7 is at 26.23% (previous month 25.20 6%),
- Windows 8.1 still has a share up to 3.69% (previous month 3.48%),
- and macOS 10.14 comes to 2.62 % (previous month 2.77 %).
So Windows 10 has decreased compared to February 2020, the end of support for Windows 7 in January 2020 has also had no effect in March 2020. Windows 7 has even increased slightly and continues to run on every fourth desktop system.
(OS share Windows 3-2020, Source: netmarketshare.com)
I was somewhat surprised by the decline in macOS, which is already the third month in a row – but this may be due to statistical fluctuations. With 1.32% (average value over 12 months) Linux does not actually appear in the above chart. But what one can also state: The change from Windows 7 to Windows 10 did not take place in March 2020 either. People are sticking to the operating systems currently in use.
Browser distribution on the desktop
For the month of March, I would also like to take a look at the browser distribution on the desktop, because in January 2020, the Chromium Edge was introduced as an innovation. In terms of browsers on desktop systems, Google Chrome is the undisputed leader with 68.40% (previous month 67.27%), followed by the Chromium Edge, which jumps to second place with 7.59% (previous month 7.39%). Firefox has to be satisfied with 7.19 % (previous month 7.57 %). Internet Explorer comes in at 5.87% (previous month 6.11%). Except for the change of location between Firefox and Chromium Edge there are hardly any changes compared to the previous month.