15% of users are now rocking Windows 11

Windows 11 User

Slow and steady, um, wins the race? Microsoft’s latest installment of Windows may not be the hottest one around, for one reason or another, but Windows 11 continues to make sound progress.

Gaining 1.83 points last month, the OS has now climbed to a 15.44% share, up from 13.61%.

And in doing so, it is within touching distance of the mark where 1 in every 6 users of desktop operating platforms in the world are now using the latest and greatest version of Windows. Microsoft certainly would have liked this number to be higher, but it will take it.

These latest figures arrive from none other than StatCounter who have published their monthly report tallying the numbers up until the end of September 2022.

StatCounter OS September 2022

And they reveal that Windows 11 now sits tightly as the second most popular version of the operating system thanks to this steady climb. It now sits 5.83 points higher than the now-dead Windows 7, which still commands 9.61% to its name.

Windows 10, on the other hand, remains unreachable with its 71.29% slice of the pie.

Three other versions of Windows split the remaining breadcrumbs, namely Windows 8.1, 8, and XP. Out of these, Windows 8.1 currently holds 2.51% to its name, while Windows 8 has a negligible 0.69% of the market.

Windows XP, still, surprisingly has 0.39%.

All these figures combine to give Microsoft a commanding share of 75.93% of the global desktop market. This may be substantially lower than the dizzying 90%+ that the platform had to its name back in the heydays, but such are the times that we live in.

This leaves Apple macOS with 15.74%, Linux 2.6%, and ChromeOS with figures of 2.38%.