The Windows operating system had been sitting pretty with a 90 percent or more market share for ... well ... forever. Then November and December 2008 came along.
According to Web metrics tracking company Net Applications, Windows market share declined 1.8 percentage points in November and December, its biggest two-month dip ever and double the previous record of .92 percent, which took place a year ago.
Unfortunately for Microsoft, in the same two-month time period, Mac OS X set a record for increased market share, jumping above 9 percent for the first time, according to Net Applications, which bases its numbers on Internet usage and not sales.
...Buy a Mac. As if it's a quick fix for all of life's ills. As if it will make me smarter, cooler and more creative. That's the illusion Apple has been successfully shilling for years.
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