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62 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2022 My friends, family, and clients have asked me, "Should I upgrade to Windows 11? Is now a good time?" If you're like most PCB designers, you are using Windows 10 for everything you do. It's true that Windows continues to be the domi- nant operating global system, with all versions of Windows comprising slightly over 70% of the global market share for desktops and laptops of all types and brands. For mobile phones, however, Android dominates. Windows 10 has the largest piece of that computer pie, but Windows 11 is starting to gain share rapidly. In just a few months, Win- dows 11 has gained a significant share of the personal computer market. e rapid growth of Windows 11 is probably due to the push Time to Upgrade to Windows 11? from Microso to most Window 10 users. Apple's MacOS and iOS rank second, mainly due to the popularity of the iPad. Linux main- tains a small but stable share, primarily due to its popularity with users who prefer open- Fein-Lines by Dan Feinberg, FEIN-LINE ASSOCIATES Figure 1: A Windows 11 desktop. Figure 2: The global OS market share. Windows is the overwhelming favorite.

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