Windows 7 now more used than Windows XP in the US

Posted on Sunday, Apr 10 2011 @ 12:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The latest operating system marketshare data from Statcounter reveals that Windows 7 has now overtaken Windows XP's marketshare in the US. Microsoft's latest operating system had a pretty rapid adoption, it's now used by 31.8 percent of US computer users, with Windows XP at 31.55 percent, Windows Vista at 19.12 percent, Mac OS X at 14.74 percent and Linux at 0.7 percent.
This month's statistics from shows Windows 7 at 31.8%, Windows XP at 31.55%, Windows Vista at 19.12%, Mac OS X at 14.74%, and Linux at 0.7%. The three versions of Windows command a marketshare of 82.47% in the United States. Marketshare across all Windows versions was down by a hairline, where Windows was on 82.58% of all American computers in December 2010. Windows 7's marketshare appears to be gaining entirely at the expense of both Windows XP and Vista combined, rising by 5.47% since December while XP and Vista fell by 2.54% and 3.04% respectively, or 5.58% combined.

Windows XP still holds the top spot globally, at 47.1% compared to Windows 7's 31.28%. However, Windows XP's marketshare is falling faster globally than in the United States, dropping by 3.49% while Windows 7 rose by 5.42%. Global Windows marketshare also fell a slight amount to 91.64%, a 0.3% drop from December 2010.

Source: Neowin

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