MacDailyNews Take: Actually, it’s been below 60% before. In fact, the POS was once blessedly at 0%, before Microsoft licensed Mosaic, began spaghetti-coding, and started to illegally abuse their desktop monopoly.
Electronista continues, “”Microsoft’s browser dropped to 59.95 percent of web use in April after Google Chrome leapt half a point ahead to 6.73 percent in the same timeframe. Firefox and Safari also ate into Internet Explorer’s share with small gains that put them at 24.59 percent and 4.72 percent each.”
MacDailyNews Take: The fact that 59.95% of people still use Internet Explorer is a testament to humanity’s monumental capacity for ignorance and self-flagellation.
Electronista continues, “OS share itself was much more static last month, although Microsoft again reached its lowest point with Windows getting a still-dominant 91.46 percent. Mac OS X was off just under a hundredth of a point at 5.32 percent, while Linux gained very slightly to reach 1.05 percent.”
“The researchers also provided early insight into the iPad’s usage habits,” Electronista reports. “It still accounted for just a very small fraction of web traffic at 0.03 percent; in the US, the only country where it officially sells, it represented 0.12 percent.”
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