Mac hits 4% of Google usage in February, up from 3% in January

Google Zeitgeist for January 2004 showed Mac at 3% in “Operating Systems Used to Access Google.” For the month of February 2004, Google shows Mac at 4% – the first time since March 2003 that Macintosh hit 4% in Google’s monthly Zeitgeist totals.

In February 2004, Windows XP topped the list with a whopping 46%, followed by Windows 98 at 23%, and Windows 2000 at 18%. Windows NT follows Mac with 3% and Windows 95 holds 1%.

MacDailyNews Take: One month does not a trend make, but it makes one wonder if the bottom is past and Mac use is now on the upswing.


  1. An increase is an increase, and that’s a good word in the mac world. But let’s remember that Google is built into Safari, so this may be swaying the results a bit.

    And who the hell is using Windows 95?

  2. Very good point: Safari does skew the results a great deal! 91% vs. 4% is also still very bleak. I think Apple still has a bit to go to catch up. But increases are increases, and the more attention Apple gets, the better. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Google only reports OS usage to the nearest percentage point, so the increase could be a movement as small as from 3.49% to 3.51%. Move along folks, nothing to see here.

  4. Like, who cares….as if this is to give people hope that more people want/use Apple computers and we should not fret that Apple is going to die next week,month, year.
    Odds are some new school got a bunch of Apples and the hundreds of students went crazy accessing the internet.

  5. I’ve obviously just been using Google a lot last month. You wait, when I go on holiday, it’ll completely tank. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  6. …”And who the hell is using Windows 95?”…

    Well I can admit that my old Packard Bell 486 DX still has Win95 installed. This machine has been handed over to the in-laws so that their grand children don’t fight over the one computer they do have.

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