Will Windows 11 help to regain a share of the market lost by Microsoft?
This is a question that will only be answered in 5 or more years when the results of the new version of Windows 11 are seen.
For one thing it is very clear and that is that Microsoft has lost 20 points of market share in the last 20 years.
In 2010 Microsoft with Windows dominated the computer market (remember that smartphones were beginning to grow strongly) and in the last 10 years it has lost 20 points of market share as can be seen in the photo below
Along the way, Microsoft has had to leave the mobile market and today young people are increasingly using mobile phones to carry out all kinds of activities.
The biggest beneficiary of the fall of Windows has been Apple’s macOS, which already occupies around 20% of the market, with the advantage that Apple sells the computer (at a high price, by the way) along with the operating system.
Microsoft as a company is still very powerful because it still dominates 80% of management computing, and its other divisions (data in the cloud, etc …) are growing and with more than positive results.
If we look at the graph of the evolution of market share, despite the appearance of Windows 10, the downward trend did not change.
It remains to be seen if the new Windows 11 is the booster they need.
From what I have read, Windows 11 is new and includes the incorporation of Android APPs, and in a few years it will be known if they have managed to change the decline in their market share.
On a personal level, I do not know what will happen with the need to have TPM 2.0 on the computer for Windows 11 to work, since that feature is only available in computers from the last 5 years, and there are hundreds of millions of computers in the world that do not they have it.
Some, as is my case, will have problems using our more than “veteran” PCs and we hope that small cards with the right chip will come out on the market and that they can be connected to the computer to allow them to evolve from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
Time will tell.