According to May 2020 statistics released by NetMarketShare, a market research firm, Windows 10’s share of the global desktop operating system rose another 1.8 percentage points to 57.8 percent. At the same time, gnU/Linux (including releases such as Ubuntu) rose to an all-time high of 3.17% from 1.36% in March 2020.
In March 2020, the total market share of Windows systems was 89.21%, and in May the market share fell to 86.69 percent as more users switched to Linux and macOS. The market share of Windows 10 systems increased by 1.8 percentage points from the previous month to 57.83 percent.
In the Linux release, Ubuntu’s market share climbed from 1.89% in April to 2.11% in May 2020. Last month, macOS’ market share slipped slightly to 9.68 percent, while Chrome OS’s market share remained at 0.40 percent.
The increase in Linux usage in April and May echoed the task of working from home, as large companies and organizations, including Microsoft, Google and Facebook, continueto emphasize remote work. As many organizations allow remote work, employees and developers work from home and often use personal laptops instead, which may be the reason for The growth of Linux.