Windows 11 Finally Crosses 18% Adoption Rate

The release of Windows 11 took a while, and the brand new operating system for Microsoft has also been taking its sweet time in becoming the primary OS for people who use PCs. It turns out that Windows 11 saw its market share increase by as much as 1.16 points with all things having been considered and taken into account, which means it has finally crossed the 18% threshold.

Now that Windows 11 is sitting at an 18.13% adoption rate, up from 16.97%, one might think that it will rapidly rise to the top. In spite of the fact that this is the case, its predecessor Windows 10 has been seeing some surprising growth as well. Windows 10 currently has a 68.75% share of the operating system market, and its adoption rate has gone up by almost an entire point or .8 to be precise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Windows in general is the single most dominant operating system on the entire market. It is used by around 74.14% of consumers. Coming in at a distant second is Mac OS with 15.33%, and although this OS has seen its share increase by a decent 0.67 points, it still doesn’t come anywhere close to Windows with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Interestingly, Windows saw its overall share decline in the previous year by over a point. It went from having a 75.3% share to 74.14, which might indicate that other operating systems are on the rise. However, it should still be mentioned that the latest versions of Windows, namely Windows 10 and 11, both saw an increase in usership.

That seems to suggest that Windows is still going strong, but the people who were using older operating systems might be migrating to Mac OS or even Linux. We might potentially see Windows 11 edge even closer to the 20% mark this year, and once it finally does that the prominence of Windows 10 will slowly but surely start to diminish which might give Mac OS a chance to grow.

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