“If Microsoft was hoping that the launch of Windows 7 would halt the erosion of its operating system market share — and curb further inroads by Apple — there is no evidence that it’s working yet,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“In fact, preliminary data released overnight Sunday by Net Applications show Mac OS X’s Internet share growing by 2.73% in October, from 5.12% to 5.26%,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
“Windows’ Internet presence, meanwhile, fell from 92.77% to 92.54% — its ninth loss in 12 months. Windows 7’s share, however, was more than 2% even before its Oct. 22 general release, thanks to widespread use of early release versions,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “By Oct. 30 the Windows 7 portion was 2.85%, largely at the expense of Windows XP, according to a separate Net Applications report.”
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