Windows loses 17 percent market share – especially this competitor benefits from it
Microsoft Windows has lost over 17 percent market share over the past decade. One competitor in particular gains.
Windows loses 17 percent market share – one competitor in particular benefits from this
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Windows has lost more than 17 percent of the desktop operating system market share worldwide over the past decade. This is reported by the Stockapps portal, which specializes in stock trading with apps, after evaluating data from the statistics portal Statista. According to this, Windows had a market share of 90.96 percent in 2013. In 2022, however, Windows’ market share would only be 73.72 percent. However, Statista currently puts the market share of Windows at 75.7 percent.
macOS is the big winner
A significant portion of Windows losses are apparently caused by Apple’s macOS. Because macOS was able to gain significant market share in the same period. In January 2013, only 7.95 percent of all computers were running macOS, while in March 2022 macOS already had a market share of 15.32 percent.
Linux is hardly progressing
Linux, on the other hand, gained little over the years if you want to believe the Statista numbers. In 2013, Linux was used on less than 1 percent of all computers worldwide. It was 1.85 percent in summer 2020 and in March 2022 Linux reached 2.36 percent. On the server market and in the embedded area, however, things look very different, where Linux is extremely popular.
Google Chrome OS, on the other hand, does not play a significant role worldwide and, according to Statista, has a market share of less than 1 percent. In the US, however, things are a bit different. Chrome OS is quite popular there and, according to Statista, recently reached 8.11 percent.
The situation in Germany
If you don’t take the worldwide market shares, but only look at the German market, then the numbers are similar. According to Statista, in March 2022 Windows came to 76.42 percent, macOS to 18.9 percent and Linux to 2.47 percent.