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Windows 10 is losing users to macOS

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Popular Linux distro Ubuntu has also seen a significant increase over the past few months.

It now boasts 1.89% market share – over double the 0.81% it had in January, and significantly higher than the 1.18% it had last month.

Non-Ubuntu Linux distros have decreased their market share, however, falling below 1%.

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Windows 10 market share drops as macOS, Linux record growth

Windows 10 Users Are Switching To macOS And Linux

  • Windows 10 Users Are Switching To macOS And Linux

    That void has been filled by Apple’s macOS, which saw a 0.8% boost in market share during the same period. However, what’s surprising is that the desktop market share of Linux distros has increased by 1.5%, which is almost double than that of macOS.

Windows 10 Market Share Falls, Linux and macOS Increase

Bad news for Windows 10 as users shift to Ubuntu and macOS

  • Bad news for Windows 10 as users shift to Ubuntu and macOS

    Uncomfortably for Microsoft, another of its rivals, the Linux distribution Ubunutu, also recorded a big leap, from 0.27% in March to 1.89% in April. Combined with other distros, the open-source operating system Linux is now sitting at 2.86%.

Windows Continues OS Domination as Ubuntu, macOS Gain Ground

  • Windows Continues OS Domination as Ubuntu, macOS Gain Ground

    The major PC operating systems are constantly fighting for market dominance. Though Microsoft’s Windows rarely has its No. 1 position challenged, and continues to see growth and expansion of its OS solutions, the COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown a slight wrench in their continued success.

    Microsoft, overall, has seen growth in Windows 10 over the last several years; it was reported in a blog post by the Chief Product Officer for Windows & Devices that Windows 10 saw a 75% year-over-year increase in time spent by users. However, even with that growth, April 2020 saw an overall loss in market share for Windows, while Ubuntu & macOS saw their user numbers increase.

Linux Usage Is on the Rise

  • Linux Usage Is on the Rise

    According to NetMarketShare, Linux saw a significant bump in usage during April.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catastrophe for so many. Businesses have shuddered, unsure if they’d survive the months-long closure. And although it’s hard to find a silver lining in such a tragedy, they do eventually appear. One such positive outcome is that the Linux operating system has witnessed a large surge in usage.

    Before you get too excited, it’s not as though Linux all of a sudden surged past either Windows or macOS. In fact, Linux desktop usage is still in the single digits. However, in comparison, Linux actually bested both Windows and macOS for growth in April.

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