Microsoft’s history of desktop operating systems has had its ups and downs, with some becoming wildly popular, and quite a few failing to achieve mass-market success.

Now Redditor DaniPaul has visualized the ever-changing race to the dominance of the different versions of the Windows operating systems in a short video which can be seen below.

Most Popular Windows OS 2003 – 2020

Probably the most striking feature in modern times is the complete failure of Windows 8 and 8.1, and one can even feel a bit sorry for Windows Vista, a much-maligned but in the end quite capable operating system.

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