In its latest report, and to conclude fourteen years of good and loyal service, NetMarketShare has just published the market shares of the major operating systems around the world for the month of October.
While Windows weighs 87.67% of the market share in total, Windows 10 logically gains weight in the sector, with 64.04% of computers under its umbrella. Nevertheless, it is surprising to see that Windows 7, despite a decline in its shares, remains very present with 20.41% (against 22.77% the previous month).
Released in 2009, Windows 7 therefore still holds the bar, although it is no longer officially supported by Microsoft. On the other hand, according to our colleagues from Bleeping Computer, it still seems possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free from this version of the Redmond giant’s OS.
Microsoft’s popular operating systems seem to die hard, with 0.87% of machines still running Windows XP, an OS released… in 2001.
Outside the Microsoft world, we note that macOS represents 7.4% of the market with its last three versions. Version 10.15 (Catalina) accounts for 4.88% down slightly from the previous one (5.11%). The various distributions of GNU / Linux have a market share of around 1.65%.