The launch of Windows 11 was fraught with problems. In addition to the bugs and compatibility issues that come with the launch of a new operating system, Windows 11 also had strict hardware requirements that prevented many people from getting it even if they wanted to. A year later and the recording is still bad.
Even though those are hardware requirements have been relaxed somewhat, only 15% of PC users are currently running Windows 11. That’s only about 5% more than the number of people using Windows 7, despite the fact that support for that particular operating system was withdrawn more than two years ago. .
The current most popular operating system is Windows 10, with over 70% of the machines currently running. Those users may not be in a rush to upgrade either, as Windows 10 support will last until at least October 2025.
Overall, Windows users account for about 80% of the desktop and laptop market. iOS users, who use Apple products such as Macs and MacBooks, account for 15%, while the remaining 5% use open-source operating systems such as Linux.
Companies may be behind the low adoption. Between the hardware requirements, continued support for Windows 10 and the current economic climate – one of Microsoft’s markets could wait to make the upgrade.
Shortly after its release, Microsoft lowered some of Windows 11’s requirements, but nothing major really happened. Perhaps the most significant change was a couple of 7th Gen Intel processors popping up on the list of compatible hardware. As things stand, more drastic changes may be needed before the majority of users commit to an upgrade.
Source: Statcounter via Tech Radar