Microsoft Windows 10 is now the most used and most popular operating system in the world – 2019
Microsoft Windows 10 is now the most used and most popular desktop and laptop operating system in the world tn terms of market share, according to the latest figures from NetMarketshare data for September 2019.
Microsoft Windows 10 comes on top in terms of desktop/laptop users, taking almost half of the OS user base at 43.7%. Windows 7 is not going down quietly even with less than four months until it reaches end of life. Microsoft second most popular is in second place with 35.61% of the market share.
Lesser versions of Windows continue to chug along – Windows 8.x now stands at 4.1 per cent (-0.73) of which a mere 0.62 (-0.07) are on the older Windows 8.
In total, macOS now takes up 10.73 (+1.71) per cent of the market, of which the vast majority, 7.15 (+1.2) are using macOS 10.14. Versions 10.11-10.13 stand at 0.62, 0.94 and 2.02 respectively. Linux continues its downward spiral with only 1.52% of the market share.
For mobile operating system, Google’s Android rules the roost and remains the most used operating system in the world, with 69.70 per cent. iOS is at a respectable 29.0%. Windows Phone OS did not even make the list.
On the browser front, Google Chrome dominate the browser market share taking a total of 67.07%. Firefox comes in the second place at a meager 9.2%. The two Microsoft browsers, Internet Explorer and Edge, take the third and fourth place at 8.03% and 5.14 respectively.
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