We have all heard the age-old debate of what is the best operating system user prefer. Windows or Mac? Linux or nothing. The funny thing about this question is that in many places of business, the user does not get a choice. You are handed a laptop when you start and may be stuck with whatever is preloaded onto the machine. In some cases, you're not even allowed to run something else in a virtual machine.
Real-world usage numbers for various operating systems can be hard to come by. According to Statcounter.com, the current market share for desktops looks something like this:
- Windows – 77.21%
- OS X – 16.79%
- Linux – 1.79%
- Chrome OS – 1.59%
But of course, this may not paint an accurate picture of your place of work. For example, Linux-based Chrome OS about a 60% market share in K-12 classrooms in the US. And of course, the server and mobile markets are something different entirely, where Linux-based operating systems are quite dominant.
Stats aside, we want to know what you use at work. Linux, Windows, Mac? Something else? Let us know by voting above.
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