Microsoft Windows 11 Adoption Rate Surpasses Windows 7 But Remains Stagnant at 15%

The Windows operating system is undoubtedly the most popular OS in the whole world, but which version of it is being most widely used? It turns out that the latest iteration of this OS, Windows 11, is seeing a rather stagnant rate of adoption with all things having been considered and taken into account. Windows 11 was released a little over a year ago, but in spite of the fact that this is the case it has not seen the level of adoption that Microsoft would have preferred.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the Windows 11 adoption rate currently hovers at around 15.44%, as per StatCounter. This puts it in second place ahead of Windows 7, but that is not surprising considering that support for Windows 7 has been discontinued yet the OS still has a 9.6% market share among all Windows operating systems.

The top spot continues to be held by Windows 10, and this slow rate of growth suggests that Windows 11 will need a really long time before it can reach those dizzying heights. Windows 10 is the OS of choice for 72% of Windows users. Overall, around 76% of all global desktop users use Windows. 15.74% use macOS, 2.6% prefer Linux and 2.38% are currently using Chrome OS.

Microsoft has been releasing a lot of updates for Windows 11 because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up bolstering adoption rates, but these attempts have not borne any great fruit. Users seem to be sticking with what they know best, and they are just too comfortable with Windows 10 to move on to the next iteration.

This can also be seen by the surprisingly high adoption rate of Windows 7 which was widely hailed as the best OS released by Microsoft since XP. Microsoft has had trouble with releasing bold new operating systems, such as with 7 being popular despite the release of 8 and 8.1. It will be interesting to see if the same occurs with Windows 11.

Microsoft Windows 11 Adoption Rate Surpasses Windows 7 But Remains Stagnant at 15%

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