Microsoft which remains the market leader in the Operating systems space for Desktop and Laptops has revealed figures of the market share of its Windows OS. Microsoft retains close to 90 percent share of the operating system market, which means that more than 90 percent of the world's computers run on Microsoft's Windows Operating system. Windows OS still retains the lion's share of the Operating System market.
The Windows 10 was launched in the market only five months ago. Windows 10 now holds nearly 10 percent (or precisely 9.96%) of the Desktop OS market share according to data from market research firm Net Applications. That is increase by over 1 percent from November when the market share of Windows 10 OS was exactly 9 percent.
Windows 7 still remains the most popular OS that is offered by Microsoft. Windows 7 has a market share of 56% (precisely 55.68 %). Other versions of Windows too have a sizable market share of the pie.Among other older versions, Windows 8.1, 8, Vista, and XP now have a market share of 10.3%, 2.76%, 1.62%, and 10.93%, respectively.
However, there has been a dip in the market share of the Windows 10 OS. There has been a dip in the market share of the OS close to 1% in a timeline of over a year. While Microsoft has a market share of 91.3% share of the OS market. Other operating systems Mac has a market share of 7.02% while Linux has a market share of 1.66% share respectively.