Various studies and surveys, both official and unofficial have revealed that Microsoft is still the king of the desktop world, with some statistics pointing to a 91% share on PCs.
In fact, almost all of them reveal a market share either touching, or higher than 90%.
And this rarely changes.
But even though Redmond is hoping for a change in fortunes regarding the versions of Windows that are powering computers the world over, the company only has 5 year to upgrade Windows 7 users to the latest version of the platform, Windows 10.
Important, as these constitute the largest user base for the platform, with most estimates hinting at Windows 7 powering one in every two PCs, with a market share above 50%.
Usually test statistics are provided by sources like Net Applications and StatCounter, but these providers have different means of collecting their data — meaning it’s rarely an ideal estimate of desktop operating systems landscape.
And no less than 75% of the PCs out there are either running Windows 7 or a newer version of the operating system. Windows 8 currently powers 16% of the computers, Mac OS X is installed on only 7% of the desktops, while the figures for Linux come in at 2%.
Windows 10 is not included in these statistics, obviously the new OS being new and all that.
Support for Windows 7 is due to come to an end in 2020, but hopefully this is time enough for Microsoft to move most of the user base to the latest version of Windows.
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