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Operating Systems Market Report

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How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.

Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of operating systems on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 2700 pages with hierarchical bookmarks that make it easy to navigate. It covers this information:

  • List of all operating systems
    Which operating systems are covered? Shows a list of all 28 operating systems monitored for our surveys, together with a short description and a link to the website.
  • Usage Report
    How popular is each of the operating systems? Shows percentages of usage for all operating systems that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
  • Historical Trend Report
    How did the popularity of the operating systems change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage for all operating systems since January 2011.
  • Growth Rate Report
    Which are the fastest growing operating systems? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all operating systems both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
  • New Site Usage Report
    How popular is each of the operating systems among new sites? Shows percentages of usage for all operating systems among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
  • Top Site Usage Report
    Which operating systems are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each operating system the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific operating system.
  • Change Report
    Which percentage of sites switched between operating system? Shows for each operating system the percentages of websites that recently switched to or from another operating system as well as the top three operating systems that were involved in such changes.
  • List of up to 300 sites that switched between operating systems
    Which popular sites changed their operating system? Shows the 300 most popular sites that switched from one operating system to another in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month). Also shows the involved operating systems.
  • List of sites that use specific operating systems
    For each of the 28 operating systems: which popular sites use it, which sites started or stopped using it recently? Shows up to 50 popular sites that use a specific operating system, and up to 50 sites that started using it in the last month, and up to 50 sites that stopped using it in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month).
  • Market Position Report
    Where in the market diagram are the operating systems? Shows the market position of the operating systems in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites.
  • Ranking Breakdown Report
    Which operating systems are popular among high traffic sites? Shows usage and ranks of all operating systems among websites within popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites.
  • Multiple Operating Systems Usage Report
    How frequently are more than one operating system used on one site, and which ones? Shows for each operating system statistics on the usage together with other operating systems. We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
  • Cross-Technologies Market Segmentation Reports
    Which operating systems are particularly strong in which markets? A large set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage and ranks of all operating systems on any top level domain compared to the usage on all websites.

    These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of operating systems broken down by

    • Content Management Systems
    • Server-side Programming Languages
    • Client-side Programming Languages
    • JavaScript Libraries
    • Markup Languages
    • Character Encodings
    • Image File Formats
    • Site Elements
    • Structured Data Formats
    • SSL Certificate Authorities
    • Social Widgets
    • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
    • Traffic Analysis Tools
    • Advertising Networks
    • Tag Managers
    • Web Servers
    • Web Hosting Providers
    • Reverse Proxy Services
    • Top Level Domains
    • Server Locations
    • Content Languages
  • Geographical Distribution Report
    Which operating system is the most popular one in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the most popular operating system by country.

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Operating Systems 5
3. Usage Overview 7
3.1. Subcategories 8
4. Historical Trends 11
4.1. Monthly Usage 11
4.2. Yearly Usage 13
4.3. Subcategories 15
5. Growth Rates 35
6. New Site Usage 36
7. Top Site Usage 37
8. Changes 38
9. Sites with recent Technology Changes 42
10. Sites using specific Operating Systems 48
11. Market Position 105
12. Ranking Breakdown 108
13. Multiple Operating System Usage 113
14. Segmentation Reports 136
14.1. Content Management Systems 136
14.2. Server-side Programming Languages 645
14.3. Client-side Programming Languages 665
14.4. JavaScript Libraries 670
14.5. Markup Languages 711
14.6. Character Encodings 723
14.7. Image File Formats 761
14.8. Site Elements 770
14.9. Structured Data Formats 801
14.10. SSL Certificate Authorities 811
14.11. Social Widgets 853
14.12. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 897
14.13. Traffic Analysis Tools 910
14.14. Advertising Networks 1019
14.15. Tag Managers 1112
14.16. Web Servers 1123
14.17. Web Hosting Providers 1174
14.18. Reverse Proxy Services 1720
14.19. Top Level Domains 1736
14.20. Server Locations 2402
14.21. Content Languages 2610
15. Geographical Distribution 2717


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