Net Applications: Apple’s Mac ‘market share’ continues rise, now at 5.39%, up 31% year-over-year

“Apple’s Mac operating system market share continues it’s [sic] upward move and data in for November 2006 demonstrates that it has risen 31 percent year-over-year from November 2005 to November 2006. Data rounded to the nearest whole percent, actual rise is 31.1 percent,” Switch To A Mac (STAM) reports.

STAM reports, “Please note that this does not mean that Apple’s market share is 31 percent. The number represents percent increase. Data used in this post has been obtained from market research firm Net Applications (Market Share). The total Mac OS X market share number comes in at 5.39 percent.”

“The data shows that Mac OS X Intel experienced a 15.2 percent increase [in one month] as it’s share rose from 1.12 percent in October 2006 to 1.29 percent in November 2006,” STAM reports. “Market Share splits Mac operating system data into two groups, ‘Mac OS’ and ‘MacIntel’ … ‘MacIntel’ represents Intel builds of Mac OS X Tiger. [For November 2006], Mac OS [non-Intel-based] is reported to have 4.10 percent of the operating system share while MacIntel is reported to have 1.29 percent operating system market share.”

Full article, with charts and graphs, here.

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21 Comments

  1. “What the hell are the English teachers of the world DOING with their time?”

    Well, since it’s impossible to make any money with an English Lit degree, English teachers have been largely delegated as “surplus employees” and so, when not just fired out-of-hand, they are assigned essential positions in W’s “No Child Left Behind” initiative. They check buses, bathrooms, locker rooms and the like to make sure that at the end of the day, no child is left behind and all return home safely. Some are even sent on field trips to make sure the head count when the kids get back on the bus matches the head count when they first arrived at the field trip site.

    It’s a well-known fact that all the obligations of the No Child Left Behind Act fall squarely on the shoulders of our English teachers — if you didn’t know that, you gotta stop reading MDN and check the newspapers sometime.

  2. Rocket Scientist, et al:

    I’m very happy for you and your correctness. It must feel very good.

    You bitch about the teacher when the student gets it wrong, then turn right around and preach personal resposibility.

    You think that because you’ve flown in an airplane many times that you’re qualified to redesign the national air traffic control systems.

    That is why our numbers are dwindling.

    Sheesh. I miss Ampar.

    btw, I like the BMW analogy–I use it a lot (and Porsche as well).

  3. “Data can be either singlular or plural. Both are acceptable. Check it out.”

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    Zune,
    Been meaning to ask you: wouldn’t it have been cooler if it was “\/\/31c0m3 2 teh 50zhu11!!11!eleventy!1!1!” or something like that? What is up with MSFT marketing?

  4. “Yeah, but that’s only because Data’s brother was named Lore.”

    AAAAHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Finelinebob’s da man!

    I will pummel, with stinging rhetoric, the first person to correct the spelling of “Lore!”

  5. Bond:

    “You think that because you’ve flown in an airplane many times that you’re qualified to redesign the national air traffic control systems.
    That is why our numbers are dwindling.”

    We’re experiencing massive population losses from airline crashes due to air traffic control systems designed by das Grammar Gestapo? I guess I need to read the newspapers, too. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    MW: Seriously, more effort is needed by students, not teachers, if you expect our populace to be literate.

  6. It’s amazing that there was a report put out in the news media just last month that claimed students were stressed out (oooh, so bad!) because they had too much homework and didn’t have enough time to do it all.

    Bad teachers! Bad schools!

    This comes on the heels of a report that the average American school kid spends 5 hours a day watching TV or playing video games.

  7. What is being described is not “market share” but is rather “installed base.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installed_base

    The data presented is not about market share. “Market share” is only about sales. You do remember that Apple doesn’t currently sell any Macs that aren’t Intel-based. You cannot possibly have data about market share of non-Intel Macs unless you’re talking about previously-owned Macs that were resold–an atypical topic to write an article about. Additionally, how can you provide any data about current sales by analyzing web traffic?

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