Windows XP regains some market share, Windows 7 drops, according to NetMarketShare
It’s a new month, which means we have new statistics to share on the market share of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, thanks to NetMarketShare.
While May saw Windows 7 increase its market share and Windows XP lose a significant amount, June looks to have taken a bit of a u-turn.
June has seen Windows 7 lose some market share, although, not as much as it previously gained. Taking it from 49.46% of the market, to 49.04%. On the flip side, Windows XP saw a surprise increase, from 5.66% to 6.94%. It is possible that this increase for Windows XP could be down to ransomware attacks that have been hitting countries around the world lately, with system administrators connecting them up in order to download and install patches.
Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system, saw a tiny amount of growth, which is within the margin of error, so it could have remained the same overall, decreased, or increased. For statistical purposes however, it went from 26.78% in May to 26.80% in June.
Overall, Windows and Mac OS lost share, with Windows going from 91.64% to 91.55%, while Linux has seemingly rebounded from losses seen earlier this year, increasing from 1.99% to 2.36%.Further reading: Mac OS, Microsoft, NetMarketShare, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP