Even if we like to talk primarily about mobile operating systems on this page (our name is Android Central), we know that almost everyone uses a desktop computer on a daily basis. Here at AC, our team of writers and editors work with a mix of Macs, Windows PCs, Linux machines, and Chromebooks, and we’re generally familiar with our personal choices of devices and software. What we weren’t sure about, however, was which desktop operating systems our readers preferred to use.
Last week, Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its Windows 11 desktop operating system, apps from the Amazon Appstore. Actually, Windows users can sideload Android apps too, but the bigger point is that Android apps can run on Windows 11. So that asked us – is Windows the most popular desktop operating system for our readers?
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It turns out the answer is overwhelming YES. Over 60% of respondents said that Windows was actually their desktop operating system of choice. Linux followed in a away 2nd place with around 17% of the votes. Perhaps most surprisingly, macOS and Chrome OS were virtually level with around 11% of the vote each. We would have thought more Android believers could stay in the larger Google ecosystem, but the results here didn’t confirm that.
Here are some of the explanations our readers have given in making their voting decisions. Benjamin Haube told us that he voted for Windows, but he was also a little tepid in his support for the platform:
I believe reader Joey Moore was repeating what many respondents thought when he told us:
Eventually, we realize that our audiences tend toward the nerdy, expiring tech enthusiasts, so it should come as no surprise that Linux defeated macOS and Chrome OS. Per reader Tournel Henry:
What about you? If you couldn’t take the weekend poll, which desktop operating system do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.
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