Windows 11 Market Share Slips for Second Month in a Row
Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest operating system, has experienced a setback in its market share over the past month, according to a report from analytics firm Statcounter. The data reveals that Windows 11’s market share fell to 22.95% in May, only slightly lower than the previous month’s 23.11%. This unexpected stagnation raises concerns for Microsoft, considering Windows 11 has been available for a year and a half now.
In contrast, Windows 10 saw a slight increase, reaching 71.9% market share, solidifying its position as the dominant Windows version. Meanwhile, Windows 7 maintained a relatively static 3.6% share, and Windows 8 versions accounted for 1.09%. Surprisingly, Windows XP, the ancient operating system, still holds a niche market share of 0.32%, albeit with valid reasons such as forced usage in specific circumstances.