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Despite Microsoft’s Windows 10 is better than its predecessor, Windows market share has witnessed yet another collapse, while Linux adoption is on a rise. A new data published by NetMarketShare reveals that Microsoft’s Windows market share declined to 90.70 percent from 91.45 percent.

Back in April 2016, Windows witnessed the biggest drop in market share when the usage dropped to 88.77 percent from 90.45. In August 2017, Windows declined to 90.70 percent market share while it is still the most popular operating system.

On the other hand, Linux has witnessed a sharp increase in the market share. Last month, Linux market share increased to 3.37 percent from 2.53 percent. Back in May, Linux had 1.99 percent market share and the open-source platform is likely to see more improvements in the coming months.

Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 Fall Cretaors Update release for the general public. Microsoft will start rolling out the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10 on October 17. As the new update is going to bring new features such as Story Remix, we can expect Microsoft’s Windows market share to grow in the coming months.

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Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.