Forbes: slight increase of Ubuntu and decrease of Windows 10

Ubuntu vs Windows 10 users

Microsoft Windows 10 had a strong increase in users in its early days, as many users of previous versions rushed to upgrade to the new version. Especially those who were still running Windows 7. Thus, Windows 10 has achieved some really impressive market share figures. But the terrible update problems they have had and continue to have is not leaving many users with a good taste.

According to Forbes (which in turn used statistical data from NetMarketShare), Windows 10 has seen how recently has had a slight fall in its number of users. Specifically, they point out that it has gone from 57,34% to 56,08%. This is rare, since there has not been a Windows 11 to justify a movement of users towards a new version, as it could happen with Windows 8.x or 7 when 10 appeared.

On top of that, it seems that the Ubuntu distribution has seen an increase. According to the figures published by Forbes, it has gone from 0,27% in March to 1,87% in April. If this is true, it would be an increase in 599% for the Canonical distro compared to the previous month (not to say that it now has 599% more users than the total). A huge rise that could have been encouraged by the new Ubuntu 20.04 improvements, among others.

Furthermore, on the apple sideThe other big operating system in terms of desktop users, it looks like macOS Catalina could have seen an increase in users in April as well. The growth in this case would be much lighter than that of Ubuntu, since it would mean an increase of 4.15% compared to March.

Although they seem slight decreases and increases in terms of real users, It is still a striking fact ... However, these statistical studies are not 100% reliable, since they are based on active sessions in visits to websites, analyzing the system from which they come.

More information - NetMarketShare

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