Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Vista and Mac usage both on the rise [ComputerWorld]

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

Vista and Mac usage both on the rise

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