Tuesday, December 02, 2008

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


At 12/02/2008 4:26 PM, Blogger Matt said...

ubuntu - An excellent Linux operating system. Easy to install and getting more and more user-friendly every release. If you're slightly tech-savvy and want to get away from Microsoft, and can't afford an new Apple, check out Ubuntu.

At 12/02/2008 5:28 PM, Blogger Marko said...

Another way to look at this is that Vista and Mac have similar market share. That looks less impressive for Mac!

I tried Ubuntu on my laptop, it was a pain in my butt. Then, after I found out I had hardware issues with it, it is very difficult to remove. YMMV.


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