The market share of the latest Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems has surpassed both Windows XP, which has dominated for more than a decade, and even Windows 8.1.
According to NetMarketShare data, Windows 10 has a market share of 11.85%, while XP fell to 11.42% and less than Windows 8.1 with a share of 10.40%. It is interesting that the old XP is still more prevalent than the contemporary 8.1 and this is due to its presence on corporate machines and even ATMs.
Of course, Windows 7 still has the lion’s share and alone controls more than half of the market, with a market share of 52.47%. However, a gradual decline in its share is famous, and this is logical because Windows 10 is available for free.
Looking at Mac systems, there is a growth in the share of versions 10.10 and 10.11 of OS X, reaching a total share of 5.77%. As for Linux, all distributions make up only 1.7% of the market. Thus, Windows is present on more than 90.6% of computers.
It is interesting that some old systems such as Vista, NT and Windows 2000 still have a presence, albeit weak and very limited, reaching in the case of Vista to 1.69%, which is slightly less than all Linux distributions.