Most Used Operating Systems in 2015

According to a recent survey from NetMarketshare, Windows still reigns in 2015 with Mac coming in at a distant second with just under 5% of users. One thing to note of interest is the fact that Linux has been slowly growing, and we expect it to become even more popular with users who are somewhat tech savvy, as they will likely get tired of Windows with Microsoft announcing that version 10 will be the last operating system offered.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers provided publicly for 2015 operating system users:

  • Windows 7 came in first at 60.98%.
  • Windows 8.1 was next with 13.12%.
  • Plenty of Windows XP users at 11.98%.
  • Finally we see Mac OS X 10.10 with 4.54%.
  • Windows 8 is not so popular with 2.90%.
  • Windows Vista has 1.62% which is absolutely unbelievable.
  • Bare Bones Linux comes in at 1.61%.
  • Mac OS X 10.9 at 1.44%.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 at 0.54%.
  • Mac OS X 10.8 at 0.43%.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 with 0.43%.
  • We are beginning to see the growth of Windows 10 with 0.16%.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 with 0.10%.
  • Windows NT has a healthy 0.08%.
  • Mac OS X 10.11 neck and neck with other versions at 0.03%.
  • Mac OS X 10.4 has 0.03%.
  • Windows 2000 still has a small piece of the pie at 0.01%.
  • Mac OS X (no version reported) with 0.01%.
  • Windows 3.1 still exists with 0.01% likely found in developing lands and your Grandmothers house.