New data for 2022 has some surprising results on the most popular operating systems in 2022
2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey (opens in a new tab) Linux-based software is now more popular than Apple’s macOS as developers apparently flock to other systems, the report said.
The Linux distribution, accounting for 40% of personal and professional use, is considered one of the most customizable and adaptable operating systems for developers. The 40 percent share is up from about a quarter in each of the past five years, suggesting a major shift to Linux could continue until 2023.
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However, macOS remains strong in an increasingly pricey segment of the market, accounting for 31% of consumer users and 33% of professional users.
Windows’ popularity may be less shocking, as it tops the list as the most-used operating system, with nearly two-thirds (62%) of personal users preferring it and nearly half (49%) of professional users Choose a Microsoft product.
2022 is also the year Windows 11 will grow in popularity, according to monthly figures statistics counter (opens in a new tab) The data shows a steady increase in market share from less than 3% in January 2022 to over 16% in November 2022. Windows 10 remains by far the most popular version of the operating system, accounting for 70% of the distribution of the operating system.
Additionally, Statcounter reports that Windows accounts for 75% of all computer users worldwide, including and excluding developers. macOS has just 16% of the market, while Linux has less than 3%, further showing that this is a popular choice for developers and programmers.