For a long time, most of the large market shares among operating systems were shared between Windows and MacOS. While Windows was in the first place, MacOS was in the second place. In a newly published report, MacOS lost its title as the second most used operating system on the market.
Based on data from GeekWire and IDC’s report. ChromeOS is the second most popular operating system in the world. Also, ChromeOS has grown its market share. The report includes market data of 2020.
The second most popular operating system was ChromeOS
After this rise of ChromeOS, MacOS dropped to third place. ChromeOS has surpassed MacOS in some periods before, but these were short-lived. This may not mean that Google has beaten Apple. Because the market share of MacOS increased from 6.7 percent in 2019 to 7.5 percent in 2020. Likewise, the ChromeOS market share increased from 6.4 percent in 2019 to 10.8 percent in 2020. Additionally, Windows fell from 85.4 percent to 80.5 percent.
Although Google cannot beat Apple, it is stated that this increase in market share is completely in favor of Google and the increase in the market percentage may be temporary. In 2020, people had to continue their education and jobs from their homes. Therefore, computer sales also increased. People preferred cheap and efficient computers like the Chromebook. In addition, according to IDC’s report, there has been growth in the PC market.