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OS Platform Statistics


What is the trend in operating systems usage?


OS Platform Statistics and Trends

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Statistics are important information.

From the statistics below (collected from W3Schools' log-files since 2003), you can read the long term trends of operating system usage.


OS Platform Statistics

2014 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
February 14.2% 55.0% 1.4% 0.3% 10.0% 5.0% 10.0% 4.0%
January 13.4% 55.3% 1.5% 0.3% 11.0% 4.9% 9.6% 4.0%
                 
2013 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
December 10.0% 55.9% 1.5% 3.1% 11.6% 4.8% 9.2% 3.8%
November 8.6% 56.4% 1.6% 3.7% 11.7% 4.8% 9.6% 3.7%
October 9.9% 56.7% 1.6% 1.4% 12.4% 4.9% 9.6% 3.3%
September 10.2% 56.8% 1.6% 0.4% 13.5% 4.8% 9.3% 3.3%
August 9.6% 55.9% 1.7% 0.4% 14.7% 5.0% 9.2% 3.4%
July 9.0% 56.2% 1.8% 0.4% 15.8% 4.9% 8.7% 3.2%
June 8.6% 56.3% 2.0% 0.4% 15.4% 4.9% 9.1% 3.2%
May 7.9% 56.4% 2.1% 0.4% 15.7% 4.9% 9.7% 2.6%
April 7.3% 56.4% 2.2% 0.4% 16.4% 4.8% 9.7% 2.2%
March 6.7% 55.9% 2.4% 0.4% 17.6% 4.7% 9.5% 2.3%
February 5.7% 55.3% 2.4% 0.4% 19.1% 4.8% 9.6% 2.2%
January 4.8% 55.3% 2.6% 0.5% 19.9% 4.8% 9.3% 2.2%
                 
2012 Win8 Win7 Vista NT* WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
December 2.5% 55.6% 2.8% 1.8% 21.1% 4.7% 8.7% 2.2%
November   56.5% 2.9% 3.0% 20.8% 4.8% 9.4% 2.0%
October   56.8% 3.0% 1.8% 22.1% 4.8% 9.2% 1.8%
September   55.7% 3.1% 1.5% 23.6% 4.7% 8.9% 1.8%
August   54.5% 3.2% 1.3% 24.8% 5.0% 8.7% 1.8%
July   53.8% 3.4% 1.2% 26.1% 4.9% 8.2% 1.7%
June   53.2% 3.7% 1.1% 26.2% 5.0% 8.6% 1.6%
May   52.3% 3.9% 1.1% 26.8% 4.9% 9.0% 1.6%
April   51.3% 4.2% 1.0% 27.3% 4.9% 9.3% 1.5%
March   49.9% 4.3% 1.0% 28.9% 4.9% 8.9% 1.4%
February   48.7% 4.5% 0.8% 30.0% 5.0% 9.1% 1.3%
January   47.1% 4.8% 0.9% 31.4% 4.9% 9.0% 1.3%
                 
2011   Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP Linux Mac Mobile
December   46.1% 5.0% 0.7% 32.6% 4.9% 8.5% 1.2%
November   45.5% 5.2% 0.7% 32.8% 5.1% 8.8% 1.0%
October   44.7% 5.5% 0.7% 33.4% 5.0% 8.9% 1.0%
September   42.2% 5.6% 0.8% 36.2% 5.1% 8.6% 0.9%
August   40.4% 5.9% 0.8% 38.0% 5.2% 8.2% 0.9%
July   39.1% 6.3% 0.9% 39.1% 5.3% 7.8% 1.0%
June   37.8% 6.7% 0.9% 39.7% 5.2% 8.1% 0.9%
May   36.5% 7.1% 0.9% 40.7% 5.1% 8.3% 0.8%
April   35.9% 7.6% 0.9% 40.9% 5.1% 8.3% 0.8%
March   34.1% 7.9% 0.9% 42.9% 5.1% 8.0% 0.7%
February   32.2% 8.3% 1.0% 44.2% 5.1% 8.1% 0.7%
January   31.1% 8.6% 1.0% 45.3% 5.0% 7.8% 0.7%
                 
2010   Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP W2000 Linux Mac
December   29.1% 8.9% 1.1% 47.2% 0.2% 5.0% 7.3%
November   28.5% 9.5% 1.1% 47.0% 0.2% 5.0% 7.7%
October   26.8% 9.9% 1.1% 48.9% 0.3% 4.7% 7.6%
September   24.3% 10.0% 1.1% 51.7% 0.3% 4.6% 7.2%
August   22.3% 10.5% 1.3% 53.1% 0.4% 4.9% 6.7%
July   20.6% 10.9% 1.3% 54.6% 0.4% 4.8% 6.5%
June   19.8% 11.7% 1.3% 54.6% 0.4% 4.8% 6.8%
May   18.9% 12.4% 1.3% 55.3% 0.4% 4.5% 6.7%
April   16.7% 13.2% 1.3% 56.1% 0.5% 4.5% 7.1%
March   14.7% 13.7% 1.4% 57.8% 0.5% 4.5% 6.9%
February   13.0% 14.4% 1.4% 58.4% 0.6% 4.6% 7.1%
January   11.3% 15.4% 1.4% 59.4% 0.6% 4.6% 6.8%
                 
2009   Win7 Vista Win2003 WinXP W2000 Linux Mac
December   9.0% 16.0% 1.4% 61.6% 0.6% 4.5% 6.5%
November   6.7% 17.5% 1.4% 62.2% 0.7% 4.3% 6.7%
October   4.4% 18.6% 1.5% 63.3% 0.7% 4.2% 6.8%
September   3.2% 18.3% 1.5% 65.2% 0.8% 4.1% 6.5%
August   2.5% 18.1% 1.6% 66.2% 0.9% 4.2% 6.1%
July   1.9% 17.7% 1.7% 67.1% 1.0% 4.3% 6.0%
June   1.6% 18.3% 1.7% 66.9% 1.0% 4.2% 5.9%
May   1.1% 18.4% 1.7% 67.2% 1.1% 4.1% 6.1%
April   0.7% 17.9% 1.7% 68.0% 1.2% 4.0% 6.1%
March   0.5% 17.3% 1.7% 68.9% 1.3% 4.0% 5.9%
February   0.4% 17.2% 1.6% 69.0% 1.4% 4.0% 6.0%
January   0.2% 16.5% 1.6% 69.8% 1.6% 3.9% 5.8%
                 
2008   Vista W2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 Linux Mac
December   15.6% 1.7% 71.4% 1.7% 0.1% 3.8% 5.3%
November   15.1% 1.6% 72.0% 1.8% 0.1% 3.8% 5.3%
October   14.4% 1.7% 72.2% 1.9% 0.2% 3.8% 5.5%
September   13.2% 1.8% 73.3% 2.2% 0.2% 3.8% 5.2%
August   12.5% 1.9% 73.9% 2.4% 0.2% 3.9% 4.9%
July   11.5% 2.0% 74.7% 2.6% 0.2% 3.9% 4.8%
June   10.0% 1.9% 74.6% 2.6% 0.2% 3.7% 4.8%
May   9.3% 1.8% 74.0% 2.9% 0.3% 3.6% 4.7%
April   8.8% 1.9% 73.3% 3.3% 0.5% 3.7% 4.6%
March   8.5% 1.9% 72.7% 3.7% 0.6% 3.9% 4.4%
February   7.8% 1.8% 72.4% 4.0% 0.8% 3.8% 4.3%
January   7.3% 1.9% 73.6% 4.0% 0.8% 3.6% 4.4%
                 
2007   Vista W2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 Linux Mac
November   6.3% 2.0% 73.8% 5.1% 1.0% 3.3% 3.9%
September   4.5% 2.0% 74.3% 5.4% 0.9% 3.4% 3.9%
July   3.6% 2.0% 74.6% 6.0% 0.9% 3.4% 4.0%
May   2.8% 1.9% 75.0% 6.5% 0.9% 3.4% 3.9%
March   1.9% 1.9% 76.0% 7.2% 0.9% 3.4% 3.8%
January   0.6% 1.9% 76.1% 7.7% 1.0% 3.6% 3.8%
                 
2006   Win2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Linux Mac
November   1.9% 74.9% 8.0% 1.0% 0.3% 3.5% 3.6%
September   2.0% 74.6% 9.2% 1.4% 0.3% 3.5% 3.6%
July   2.0% 74.3% 10.1% 1.5% 0.3% 3.4% 3.6%
May   2.0% 74.2% 10.7% 1.6% 0.2% 3.4% 3.6%
March   1.8% 72.9% 11.9% 2.0% 0.3% 3.4% 3.5%
January   1.7% 72.3% 13.1% 2.4% 0.3% 3.3% 3.5%
                 
2005   Win2003 WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Linux Mac
November   1.7% 71.0% 14.6% 2.7% 0.4% 3.3% 3.3%
September   1.7% 69.2% 15.8% 3.2% 0.5% 3.3% 3.1%
July   1.6% 65.3% 17.7% 3.9% 0.6% 3.5% 3.0%
May   1.4% 64.5% 19.4% 3.9% 0.8% 3.3% 2.9%
March   1.4% 63.1% 20.2% 4.7% 0.9% 3.2% 3.0%
January   1.2% 61.3% 21.6% 5.3% 1.0% 3.2% 2.8%
                 
2004   WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Win95 Linux Mac
November   59.1% 23.7% 5.6% 1.2% 0.1% 3.1% 2.7%
September   55.9% 26.2% 6.4% 1.5% 0.2% 3.1% 2.6%
July   52.5% 28.4% 7.5% 1.9% 0.2% 3.1% 2.4%
May   51.0% 29.6% 8.2% 2.0% 0.3% 2.9% 2.5%
March   48.0% 31.1% 9.4% 2.4% 0.4% 2.6% 2.4%
January   44.1% 33.6% 10.4% 3.0% 0.4% 2.7% 2.4%
                 
2003   WinXP W2000 Win98 WinNT Win95 Linux Mac
November   42.6% 36.3% 10.9% 3.5% 0.4% 2.6% 2.2%
September   38.0% 37.9% 12.1% 4.1% 0.5% 2.4% 2.0%
July   33.9% 40.6% 12.6% 5.3% 0.6% 2.3% 1.9%
May   31.4% 41.0% 13.9% 5.8% 0.7% 2.2% 1.8%
March   29.1% 41.9% 14.8% 6.6% 0.8% 2.2% 1.8%

Platforms that count for less than 0.5% are not listed.

* NT includes all Windows Server operating systems (like Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and 2008)


Other Statistics

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Statistics Can Be Misleading

You cannot - as a web developer - rely ONLY on statistics. Statistics can be misleading.

Note: W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to use the browser that comes preinstalled with their computer, and do not seek out other browser alternatives.

Tip: Global averages may not be relevant to your web site. Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites attract professional developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract hobbyists using old computers.

Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files, over many years, clearly shows the long term trends.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics."
Benjamin Disraeli



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