Windows 11 has been falling in user favor for months

Windows[German]I haven't talked about it for a while, but it's time to take a quick look at the figures for operating system distribution on the desktop and, in particular, Microsoft Windows distribution and distribution across all devices. For months now, it has been clear that Windows 11, which Microsoft has been touting like sour grapes, is losing favor with users. People are opting for Windows 10 wherever possible.


Operating system share across all platforms has published the market shares of various operating systems (desktop, mobile devices) . Android accounts for 43.35% in April 2024, while Windows runs on 28.24% of systems (down around 1% on December 2023). Apple has 17.77% market share for iOS and 5.65% for macOS. Linux has a 1.5% market share.

OS Market Share April 2024
(OS Market Share April 2024

Share desktop operating systems

For desktop systems, the website gives the market share of various operating systems as 73.5% for Windows and 14.7% for macOS in April 2024, while Linux runs on 3.88% of systems. ChromeOS from Google reaches 2.56% of desktop systems, while 4.34% of operating systems could not be identified.

Desktop OS market share 4.2024
(OS Market Share 4.2024)

Windows 11 falls in user favor

It is interesting to take a look at the Windows version share on the desktop, where the following picture emerges at the end of April 2024: Windows 10 comes in at 69.89% , compared to 67.46% in December 2023. This is an increase of over 2%, while Windows 11 continues to fall in favor with users. While it still had a share of 26.52% in December 2023, it only had 25.19% at the end of April 2024. Windows 7 still runs on 2.81% of systems, while Windows 8.1 barely plays a role at 0.43%.

Windows market share 4.2024
Windows market share 4.2024


It is interesting to note that Windows 7 can look back on a hard core of users who remain loyal to the operating system. And Windows 11 is really struggling to gain significant market share. While there was still a slight increase in the Windows 11 share on the desktop until February 2024, this figure has been falling again since March 2024. Windows 10 is probably still the workhorse on desktop systems and is likely to remain so in the coming months of 2024.

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