A First: Microsoft OS Market Share Falls Below 90%
PC ADVISOR -- Microsoft's share of the operating system market dipped below 90% for the first time during November with Windows accounting for 89.6% of computers accessing the web, according to Net Applications. The research firm, which monitors 40,000 websites to establish market share and trends, said the figure marked a 0.84% drop from October - the largest Windows market share decline since 2006.
Apple's Mac OS X was the biggest beneficiary of Windows' decline, achieving 8.9% of the market by the end of November. Net Applications said Apple's OS has now accounted for more than 8% of the market for three months in a row.
MP: Among many other blog statistics, Sitemeter tracks the operating systems of those visiting Carpe Diem (see chart above), showing that Windows has a 86.50% share of CD visits, Mac OS X has a 12.2% share, and Linux 1.3%.
HT: Ben Cunningham