Internet metrics firm Net Applications says Apple's Mac OS X had a marketshare of 7.94% in June 2008, that's 32% more than a year ago when Mac's usage stood at 6.03%.
Last month, Apple's Mac OS X accounted for 7.94% of the operating systems powering computers that accessed the 40,000 Web sites Net Applications Inc. monitors for its clients, the company reported yesterday. A year ago, Mac OS X's usage share stood at 6.03%.
Also showing gains in June were Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista and Linux, which climbed 8% and 18%, respectively, to end the month accounting for 16.14% and 0.88% of the online OS market.
Those gains came at the expense of Windows XP, and to a lesser extent, Windows 2000. Net Applications' data showed that Windows XP's share dropped from 72.12% to 71.2%, a decline of nearly a full percentage point. Windows 2000, meanwhile, continued its long slide, dropping to 2.11% of the online operating system share during June.