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Windows marketshare slightly up last month

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 03:41:51 CET by

New market data released by Net Applications unveiled Microsoft was able to grow its share of the operating systems pie from 88.20 percent in January to 88.42 percent in February, while Apple lost 0.28 percent to 9.61 percent of the market. Linux continued its upward trend, and is now listed with 0.88 percent of the operating system market.

TG Daily notes the Windows 7 numbers didn't really have a major impact, but reports Windows Vista made some gains:
Windows Vista has made much more significant contributions to the Windows market share gains, as the operating system jumped from 22.48% in January to 22.79% in February. All other Windows versions, however, lost ground: Windows XP, which remains the dominant operating system in the market, dropped from 63.76% to 63.67% and Windows 2000 fell from 1.37% to 1.33%.
Another interesting conclusion is that Apple holds 66.61 percent of the mobile operating system market with its iPhone's Mac OS, followed by Jave ME with 9.06 percent and Windows Mobile with 6.91 percent. BlackBerry phones only accounted for 2.24 percent of the mobile operating system market last month.



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