There are still millions of individuals as well as businesses that have yet to move on from the ten-year-old operating system, but Windows 10's rise to the top of the market share list at least suggests that the market is moving in the right direction as Microsoft winds down Windows 7 support. Nevertheless, Windows 10 has overtaken overall there too, with 16.04 (-0.27) against Windows 7 with 15.09 (-0.99).
Figures from Netmarketshare show that, as we suspected, Windows 10 ended the year ahead of Windows 10 with a desktop/laptop market share of 39.22 per cent (+1.08) against Windows 7 with 36.90 (-1.99).
Windows 10 was lagging behind Windows 7, arguably one of the most popular versions of Windows to date. That's as of December 2018.
Build 18305 brought with it a number of interesting new features, but Windows Sandbox is potentially one of the biggest surprises. Apple's Mac OS X 10.14 Mac OS X 10.14 is running on 4.54% of devices, according to the report.
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Windows 10 v1809 is being a "bone in the neck" release for Microsoft.
It is being said that Microsoft has started "aggressively pushing the update", installing it on all compatible devices without users needing to click the "check for updates" button.
But now that Windows 10 is practically the most popular OS in the world, with macOS (as a whole) being used by 9.61% of users and Linux claiming 2.09%, Microsoft's dominance in the desktop world will continue to make the company relevant in the consumer world.
Having opened the floodgates to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as 2018 drew to a close, the gang at Redmond could have been forgiven for expecting a jump from the flatlining usage of the update.