Global market share held by operating systems for desktop PCs, from January 2013 to February 2018

Operating systems market share of desktop PCs 2013-2018, by month The statistic shows the market share held by operating systems on desktop computers worldwide, from 2013 to 2018. In February 2017, the market share of the Windows operating system range stood at 82.55 percent. Operating systems are a variety of system software that manage computer hardware and software resources, acting as the intermediary between programs and the hardware. Aside from firmware, all computer programs need an operating system on which to run. The most popular operating systems provide a graphical user interface that attempts to simplify the user's experience.
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WindowsMacOSXLinuxChrome OSOthers/unknown*
Jan '1390.96%7.95%0.88%0.01%0.19%
Feb '1390.87%7.95%0.93%0.02%0.23%
Mar '1391.16%7.7%0.95%0.02%0.17%
Apr '1391.28%7.47%1.05%0.02%0.18%
May '1390.84%7.61%1.28%0.02%0.24%
Jun '1390.43%7.87%1.3%0.02%0.38%
Jul '1390.49%7.81%1.23%0.03%0.43%
Aug '1390.56%7.63%1.23%0.03%0.55%
Sep '1390.89%7.41%1.02%0.04%0.64%
Oct '1390.63%7.42%1.1%0.04%0.81%
Nov '1390.34%7.45%1.15%0.05%1.01%
Dec '1389.55%7.83%1.13%0.1%1.39%
Jan '1488.87%8.35%1.13%0.14%1.5%
Feb '1489.65%8.39%1.14%0.16%0.64%
Mar '1489.61%8.58%1.16%0.18%0.47%
Apr '1489.18%8.85%1.34%0.19%0.44%
May '1488.83%8.85%1.58%0.19%0.54%
Jun '1489.27%8.56%1.37%0.19%0.61%
Jul '1489.25%8.59%1.34%0.19%0.63%
Aug '1489.15%8.65%1.38%0.21%0.61%
Sep '1488.49%9.15%1.39%0.25%0.72%
Oct '1488.28%9.13%1.41%0.27%0.9%
Nov '1488.47%8.98%1.33%0.28%0.93%
Dec '1488.74%8.67%1.39%0.29%0.91%
Jan '1588.19%9.1%1.46%0.33%0.92%
Feb '1588.08%9.09%1.55%0.34%0.95%
Mar '1586.99%9.83%1.82%0.34%1.01%
Apr '1587%9.61%1.91%0.35%1.13%
May '1586.09%10.51%1.77%0.38%1.25%
Jun '1586.3%10.17%1.77%0.29%1.48%
Jul '1587.7%8.6%1.52%0.26%1.91%
Aug '1588.07%8.18%1.5%0.3%1.95%
Sep '1587.48%8.63%1.55%0.41%1.94%
Oct '1586.44%9.02%1.57%0.46%2.52%
Nov '1585.84%9.36%1.5%0.47%2.82%
Dec '1584.89%9.8%1.48%0.51%3.32%
Jan '1685.18%9.03%1.47%0.51%3.81%
Feb '1684.82%9.33%1.47%0.55%3.84%
Mar '1685.89%9.38%1.45%0.53%2.75%
Apr '1685.3%9.52%1.55%0.55%3.07%
May '1684.54%9.83%1.44%0.59%3.6%
Jun '1684.1%9.95%1.47%0.41%4.07%
Jul '1683.33%9.61%1.54%0.35%5.17%
Aug '1682.45%9.81%1.52%0.41%5.82%
Sep '1681.34%10.09%1.49%0.65%6.43%
Oct '1680.84%10.88%1.44%0.7%6.14%
Nov '1683.15%11.14%1.53%0.75%3.44%
Dec '1684.27%11%1.57%0.74%2.43%
Jan '1784.4%11.2%1.55%0.77%2.08%
Feb '1784.14%11.6%1.53%0.83%1.91%
March '1784.34%11.68%1.54%0.84%1.6%
April '1784.22%11.61%1.68%0.75%1.74%
May '1783.92%11.76%1.66%0.82%1.84%
June '1784.32%11.59%1.74%0.55%1.8%
July '1784.46%11.32%1.79%0.45%1.98%
Aug '1783.53%11.95%1.79%0.56%2.16%
Sep '1783.28%12.15%1.66%0.84%2.07%
Oct '1782.96%12.98%1.62%0.97%1.47%
Nov '1782.74%13.23%1.57%0.98%1.47%
Dec '1782.68%13.06%1.54%0.91%1.81%
Jan '1882.68%12.8%1.43%0.9%2.18%
Feb '1882.55%12.37%1.45%1%2.62%
WindowsMacOSXLinuxChrome OSOthers/unknown*
Jan '1390.96%7.95%0.88%0.01%0.19%
Feb '1390.87%7.95%0.93%0.02%0.23%
Mar '1391.16%7.7%0.95%0.02%0.17%
Apr '1391.28%7.47%1.05%0.02%0.18%
May '1390.84%7.61%1.28%0.02%0.24%
Jun '1390.43%7.87%1.3%0.02%0.38%
Jul '1390.49%7.81%1.23%0.03%0.43%
Aug '1390.56%7.63%1.23%0.03%0.55%
Sep '1390.89%7.41%1.02%0.04%0.64%
Oct '1390.63%7.42%1.1%0.04%0.81%
Nov '1390.34%7.45%1.15%0.05%1.01%
Dec '1389.55%7.83%1.13%0.1%1.39%
Jan '1488.87%8.35%1.13%0.14%1.5%
Feb '1489.65%8.39%1.14%0.16%0.64%
Mar '1489.61%8.58%1.16%0.18%0.47%
Apr '1489.18%8.85%1.34%0.19%0.44%
May '1488.83%8.85%1.58%0.19%0.54%
Jun '1489.27%8.56%1.37%0.19%0.61%
Jul '1489.25%8.59%1.34%0.19%0.63%
Aug '1489.15%8.65%1.38%0.21%0.61%
Sep '1488.49%9.15%1.39%0.25%0.72%
Oct '1488.28%9.13%1.41%0.27%0.9%
Nov '1488.47%8.98%1.33%0.28%0.93%
Dec '1488.74%8.67%1.39%0.29%0.91%
Jan '1588.19%9.1%1.46%0.33%0.92%
Feb '1588.08%9.09%1.55%0.34%0.95%
Mar '1586.99%9.83%1.82%0.34%1.01%
Apr '1587%9.61%1.91%0.35%1.13%
May '1586.09%10.51%1.77%0.38%1.25%
Jun '1586.3%10.17%1.77%0.29%1.48%
Jul '1587.7%8.6%1.52%0.26%1.91%
Aug '1588.07%8.18%1.5%0.3%1.95%
Sep '1587.48%8.63%1.55%0.41%1.94%
Oct '1586.44%9.02%1.57%0.46%2.52%
Nov '1585.84%9.36%1.5%0.47%2.82%
Dec '1584.89%9.8%1.48%0.51%3.32%
Jan '1685.18%9.03%1.47%0.51%3.81%
Feb '1684.82%9.33%1.47%0.55%3.84%
Mar '1685.89%9.38%1.45%0.53%2.75%
Apr '1685.3%9.52%1.55%0.55%3.07%
May '1684.54%9.83%1.44%0.59%3.6%
Jun '1684.1%9.95%1.47%0.41%4.07%
Jul '1683.33%9.61%1.54%0.35%5.17%
Aug '1682.45%9.81%1.52%0.41%5.82%
Sep '1681.34%10.09%1.49%0.65%6.43%
Oct '1680.84%10.88%1.44%0.7%6.14%
Nov '1683.15%11.14%1.53%0.75%3.44%
Dec '1684.27%11%1.57%0.74%2.43%
Jan '1784.4%11.2%1.55%0.77%2.08%
Feb '1784.14%11.6%1.53%0.83%1.91%
March '1784.34%11.68%1.54%0.84%1.6%
April '1784.22%11.61%1.68%0.75%1.74%
May '1783.92%11.76%1.66%0.82%1.84%
June '1784.32%11.59%1.74%0.55%1.8%
July '1784.46%11.32%1.79%0.45%1.98%
Aug '1783.53%11.95%1.79%0.56%2.16%
Sep '1783.28%12.15%1.66%0.84%2.07%
Oct '1782.96%12.98%1.62%0.97%1.47%
Nov '1782.74%13.23%1.57%0.98%1.47%
Dec '1782.68%13.06%1.54%0.91%1.81%
Jan '1882.68%12.8%1.43%0.9%2.18%
Feb '1882.55%12.37%1.45%1%2.62%
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The statistic shows the market share held by operating systems on desktop computers worldwide, from 2013 to 2018. In February 2017, the market share of the Windows operating system range stood at 82.55 percent. Operating systems are a variety of system software that manage computer hardware and software resources, acting as the intermediary between programs and the hardware. Aside from firmware, all computer programs need an operating system on which to run. The most popular operating systems provide a graphical user interface that attempts to simplify the user's experience.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
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Survey time period
2013 to 2018
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* 'Other' operating systems have included Android, iOS, and Playstation operating systems.

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