Windows 11 is getting more popular by the month, with almost 30% market share

It recorded a 29.71% market share in June!

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Windows 11 has been making progress, finding its way into the operating system realm. Almost 30% of all Windows PCs are now using Windows 11—this is a big milestone for Microsoft’s newest OS, according to Statecounter. This percent shows an increase from the previous month’s market share which was at 27.67%.

In just June 2024 alone, this number went up to reach up until now highest point ever recorded: 29.71%! This is very interesting to observe, particularly because earlier in the year Windows 11 was the primary OS that faced a decrease in users during mid-cycle. However, it appears like it’s making a robust recovery.

Windows 10, even with its decrease, still rules the field at 66.1%. But it’s like slow-burn apple pie – people are moving from Windows 10 to 11 bit by bit because Microsoft keeps reminding them that they will stop supporting Windows 10 in October of 2025.

There’s still a little life left in Windows 10 because of things like Extended Security Update and non-Microsoft solutions such as “0patch”. They help keep this operating system running safely for some more time.

If we zoom out and observe the whole Windows market, as of July 1st in 2024, it shows that Windows 10 is leading. Then comes the recently launched Windows 11, while older versions like Windows 7 and 8.1 are still being used but they fall behind quite a bit.

Even more surprising is that there are some people who haven’t yet made the switch from ancient XP to newer systems – these folks make up just under one percent of total users; a small reminder about how diverse our ecosystem really can be!

The move towards Windows 11 is a part of growing PC and tablet shipments that are increasing. A report from Canalys predicts an optimistic outlook for US PC shipments to grow by 5% in 2024 and another increase of 8% in 2025. The announcement that Windows 10 support will end soon is helping to drive this growth, as it motivates people and companies towards newer devices that can run Windows 11.

The life of Windows 10 is a subject that has been debated for quite some time. As we move closer to the ending support date in 2025, many people are wondering what will happen with this operating system which was once very popular.

When you consider the necessities of UEFI, TPM 2.0, SecureBoot and other features for Windows 11 – it’s evident that shifting to the new OS isn’t only about liking one software over another but also considering if your hardware can handle it or not. Regarding businesses and consumers, the transition to Windows 11 is turning into a requirement rather than an option for ensuring security and performance.

The path that Windows 11 has taken from starting as a new rival to becoming an important participant in the OS market shows how technology is always changing. As it keeps getting updated and bettered, it’s getting nearer to being everyone’s preferred pick. In future time, we can observe changes in this balance along with fresh inventions.

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