A reader wanted to know just how popular Windows is and which version of Windows is the most popular. According to data from NetMarketShare, when it comes to operating systems, Windows is dominant. It is the operating system on almost 91% of desktops and laptops. It’s followed by Mac OS at just under 7%. All Linux systems combined are just a little over 2%.
The most popular version of Windows is still Windows 7. It’s found on almost 48% of PCs. It’s followed by Windows 10 at just over 23% and that share is growing daily. Windows XP is still hanging in there at 8.44%, despite the fact that it hasn’t been supported for nearly 3 years. Windows 8.1 is just over 8% and Windows 8 is hanging in there around 2%. Windows Vista is only found on 1% of devices, which is good news since support for the OS ends next April.
Which operating system do you use? Let us know in the comments.