If we take into account that since Bill Gates made his master move with IBM, most computers have been released with Windows, we can say that it is a losing battle, but news like this is still curious. And it is that Windows has lowered its market share and, of course, the main beneficiaries are Linux and macOS, being a little more strange the increase of the Apple system for the price of its computers.
At first, the Microsoft systems that have lost the most users are Windows 7, which is logical because it no longer enjoys official support, and Windows 10, which is news because it is the most up-to-date system, and Rolling Release, from the company that Satya Nadella runs. Windows 10 was expected to increase its market share after the death of 7, but those who have increased have been its rivals, with Ubuntu at the helm in the case of Linux.
Ubuntu / Linux seizes the moment and increases its market share
One of the reasons for the decline in Windows may have to do with the crisis of COVID-19- Many companies have most of their workspaces closed, which would have resulted in more use of systems that have nothing to do with office use. Ubuntu launched recently a new LTS version, and that might also have had something to do with it.
According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10 was down from 57.34% to 56.08% in April, while macOS was up from 3.41% to 4.15%. Linux climbed to almost 3%, at 2.86% to be exact. Undoubtedly, they are not very important percentages, and more if we consider that Microsoft systems are left with a combined share of 88.14%, but, in any case, it is always good to read that more people are switching to Linux.