Windows 7 gains Share: Popular than Linux, Mac

Last month we reported that in Septemebr Vista, Bing, IE Lost Market Share; Windows 7, Google Makes Gains. Windows 7, as expected followed the same trend and has done quiet well in one week As per NetApplications: Windows 7 already reached the 3% mark this weekend, and is already closing in on the 4% mark.

Before Windows 7 was officially released on October 22, the operating system already had a market share figure of around 1.5-2.0%. The operating system was available as a Beta and RC (release candidate) to people. What comes as a surprise is, before release, it was already more popular than Linux. Linux can’t seem to break out 1% share.

On November 3rd, Windows 7 had a share of 3.73% according to NetApplication figures. Really, Amazing.

“The early adoption of Windows 7 looks very strong, and I don’t believe Vista enjoyed the same early success,” said Vince Vizzaccaro, an executive VP at Net Applications, “Plus, we’ve seen surges the past two weekend days, and Windows has historically seen much higher usage market share on weekdays than on weekends.”

On the Apple side of things, in October, Mac OS X (all versions) had a market share figure of 5.27%. If current rate continues, it will only take a few days for Windows 7 to be more popular than Mac OS X.

Still, Mac OS X’s market share is increasing, but at a slower pace.

Related: Google kicks Bing, Recovers search Share: 80 percent

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  • ron

    For the desktop and the general public these numbers are indisputable of course, but at least on the server and in technical sectors, Linux easily escapes the 1%. Take a look at what ./ visitors are running, I bet you get your higher than 1% there 😉 Even w3schools (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp) lists Linux at 4.2%, and that is not really a site for the 'hardcore' techies.

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