X-bit Labs reports Windows 7 now powers 27.92 percent of systems used to navigate the web, while Windows XP's marketshare has now dipped under 50 percent.
The figures revealed this week by Net Applications, which track operating systems used to browse the Internet, show that Microsoft Windows XP was installed on 49.69% of devices used to browse the Internet in July, 2011. The latest Windows 7 powered 27.92% of systems and Windows Vista had 9.27% market share. All versions of Apple Mac OS X were used on 5.56% of systems and Apple iOS powered 3.01% of devices.
All mobile operating systems accounted for 5.43% share of devices used to browse the web, which means that the vast majority of systems used for such activities are still desktops and notebooks, on which Windows operating systems seem to have over 90% market share.