I don't know the background on Net Applications, the firm behind this market analysis, but it's an interesting snapshot
Windows Vista made its biggest leap yet in November -- the operating system was in use on nearly one out of 10 Internet-connected computers last month, according to a research firm.
Vista's exact share rose about one percentage point to 9.19% in November, up from 7.94% in October, according to Net Applications. In contrast, Vista's predecessor, Windows XP, fell by about one percentage point from 79.41% of all Internet-connected computers in October to 78.37% in November, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, the Mac platform's share continued to grow, reaching nearly 7%.
Windows' overall share continues to exceed 92%, according to the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based research firm.
Linux was in use on 0.6% of PCs worldwide, according to Net Applications. Despite its small share, Linux's slice of the market has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year