Windows: Microsoft continues to lose market share

If Windows remains the most popular OS in the world, it is losing ground. According to data reported by StockApps, the OS fell from 90.96% market share in 2013 to 73.72% in December 2021, a loss of 17 points in 10 years. This represents a decline of approximately 2 points per year on average.

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Faced with this fall, Apple is rubbing its hands. macOS market share increased from 7.95% in 2013 to 15.33% in December 2021, an increase of 7 points. The StockApps analyst also notes that Linux and ChromeOS continue to grow in popularity.

Obviously, we do not expect Apple to dethrone Microsoft: Apple reserves its OS for its computers, which are much less accessible to the general public than Windows PCs. But that’s not stopping it from progressing, and Mac sales have been doing well lately.

According to data from Gartner and IDC, Apple was the fourth computer seller in the first quarter of 2022. Apple would perform well against a PC market in the red. Between the first quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, Apple would have shipped around 7 million computers. We’ll get more details on Mac sales on April 28, when Cupertino reports its second fiscal quarter numbers.


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