Question Operating Systems being used by %???

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A study showed the usage percentage of every OS.

96% of the world’s PCs use some edition of Windows.
2.7% of the world’s PCs uses Apple’s Mac.
About 1.3% of the world’s PCs uses a type of Linux or BSD.

I knew that Microsoft is “leading the dance”, but I’m still amazed of this percentage: 96%.
 
It is an interesting number, but because it's wider than the scope of just the "normal PC" sitting at home.

When you go to train stations or airports and see departure or arrival screens (not the old fashioned LED / written text ones) - they if they are computer driven, will likely have an OS behind it, and these are commonly easiest with windows.

Business will always favour windows because Apple with either be too expensive or not suited to their needs, so the level of Microsoft support suits them, that and Microsoft is specifically geared with all of it's packages to sell to businesses, they're "all in one" packages for them. Also many colleagues of mine who support for large businesses often find that they get more issues from Mac networks than Windows networks (but that's not my words).

Linux - whilst one could argue is "technically" the best due to it's resource light nature and coding capabilities, it's only needed by those who need those capabilities, and is usually favoured by those who don't really want to know much about computers, which is where windows falls in.

CNC machines in manufacturing organisations will have an attached computer to run the CNC programs, which all have a core OS behind them, which is usually windows for the same reason that it is best suited for that function.

Also Windows was released before MacOS - so naturally the market will stick with what comes first, and being as Microsoft has been sustainable over the years, people will stick to using it and making programs and hardware to suit it.

I think it becomes a lot clearer when we don't just look at it from a "Windows on a Computer at a desk" function. Because it really is used on many more things.
 
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It's to be expected as Microsoft is the only one to allow there OS to be run on any sort of PC not sure how Linux works but pretty sure Mac OS is only accessible through a virtual machine or having an Apple PC.
 
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It is an interesting number, but because it's wider than the scope of just the "normal PC" sitting at home.

When you go to train stations or airports and see departure or arrival screens (not the old fashioned LED / written text ones) - they if they are computer driven, will likely have an OS behind it, and these are commonly easiest with windows.

Business will always favour windows because Apple with either be too expensive or not suited to their needs, so the level of Microsoft support suits them, that and Microsoft is specifically geared with all of it's packages to sell to businesses, they're "all in one" packages for them. Also many colleagues of mine who support for large businesses often find that they get more issues from Mac networks than Windows networks (but that's not my words).

Linux - whilst one could argue is "technically" the best due to it's resource light nature and coding capabilities, it's only needed by those who need those capabilities, and is usually favoured by those who don't really want to know much about computers, which is where windows falls in.

CNC machines in manufacturing organisations will have an attached computer to run the CNC programs, which all have a core OS behind them, which is usually windows for the same reason that it is best suited for that function.

Also Windows was released before MacOS - so naturally the market will stick with what comes first, and being as Microsoft has been sustainable over the years, people will stick to using it and making programs and hardware to suit it.

I think it becomes a lot clearer when we don't just look at it from a "Windows on a Computer at a desk" function. Because it really is used on many more things.
Yeah! You’re right! I also work for a company that owns about 300.000 PCs globally, and all of them are using Windows!
 
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What study are you referring to?

I wonder if they include embedded systems, like all the networking equipment running some form of Unix/Linux.
I just heard the news on the radio! I don’t know who exactly did the study, but it should be pretty official if it’s on air!
 
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2018 but probably hasn't changed much I assume cloud servers count
I don’t know if cloud servers are included in the study.
But as far as factories and huge networks go, most of them use Windows!
All of the approx. 300.000 PCs in the company that I work in, are using Windows!
 
Well, I think these numbers are probably for the PCs that run under license. And the study that I was talking about included the cracked OSs too! 😂
http://gs.statcounter.com/faq#methodology
Nope, the link I provided just looks at what OS is running on computers that visit a variety of sites. Don't see anything about licensing. That's the problem with some stat thrown out on the radio, you have no idea where their information came from or how it was generated.
 
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http://gs.statcounter.com/faq#methodology
Nope, the link I provided just looks at what OS is running on computers that visit a variety of sites. Don't see anything about licensing. That's the problem with some stat thrown out on the radio, you have no idea where their information came from or how it was generated.
I agree with you on this one!
They also say that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” sold over 100 million copies, while oficially RIAA declares “Thriller” sold only 65 million copies!
 

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