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    Talking October 2009 OS stats: Windows 7 passes Snow Leopard, Linux



    Windows 7 arrived two weeks ago and so far it's selling quite sell. With Mac OS X 10.6 becoming available less than three months ago, and Ubuntu 9.10 arriving last week, we feel it's a good time to start watching the market share for operating systems, in addition to our monthly posts on browser market share. At this point in time, Windows continues to dominate with more than 90 percent of the market, Mac OS is above the five percent mark, and Linux is just under one percent. In October, Windows was the only operating system not to show positive growth.

    Between October and September, Windows dropped 0.25 percentage points (from 92.77 percent to 92.52 percent), Mac OS climbed up a sizeable 0.15 percentage points (from 5.12 percent to 5.27 percent), and Linux edged forward 0.01 percentage points (from 0.95 percent to 0.96 percent). Windows' drop is worth noting given that it occurred in the month that Windows 7 was released, but November may show something different given that it will be a full month of sales of the operating system. Still, Windows 7 did quite well; it managed to pass Linux, Snow Leopard, and even both of their shares combined (2.13 percent versus Windows 7's 2.15 percent):

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    I am not being rude but this really is a non-story, since Windows already dominates the market with approximately 98%, it is obvious that they would pass Snow leopard and Linux.

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    Good to see Windows 7 usage stats passing Snow Leopard/Linux so soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    I am not being rude but this really is a non-story, since Windows already dominates the market with approximately 98%, it is obvious that they would pass Snow leopard and Linux.
    I guess you didn't read the fully story. The main point is that Windows 7 has surpassed Snow Leopard and Linux market share in such a short time.

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    By this month end Windows 7 will cross 8-10%. So far so good.

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