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Windows 7: Windows 7 passes Mac OS X in market share race

24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Windows 7 passes Mac OS X in market share race

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Windows 7 passes Mac OS X in market share race

Weekend numbers for new OS bigger than for all versions of Mac OS X, says Net Applications

By Gregg Keizer
November 24, 2009 02:56 PM ET

Computerworld - Windows 7 passed the 5% market share milestone last weekend, which put it, if only temporarily, above the total market share of all versions of Apple's Mac OS X, a Web measurement firm said today.

Last Saturday and Sunday, Windows 7 powered an estimated 5% and 5.14% of all computers that were online those days, according to Internet metrics vendor Net Applications. The two-day average of 5.07% was higher than the 5% of the market that Net Applications said Apple's operating system averaged for the week of Nov. 15-21.

"It's safe to say that Windows 7's daily share did peak above Mac's weekly share," said Vince Vizzaccaro, executive vice president at Net Applications, in an e-mail today. Vizzaccaro said his company had not yet compiled daily averages for Mac OS X, something that would be necessary to compare Windows 7's weekend numbers with the same dates for the Mac.

When Windows 7's Nov. 15-21 average was matched against Mac OS X, however, for an apples-to-apples comparison, Microsoft's 4.15% lagged behind Apple's 5%.

But Vizzaccaro was confident that Windows 7 would soon pass Mac OS X for good, and not just during a short stretch. "Certainly, the trend line shows Windows 7 will surpass Mac share soon," he predicted.
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24 Nov 2009   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

I find this quote from the article pretty interesting:
With a week left in November, Windows 7 currently sports a 3.9% monthly average. At its current pace, it will reach 4% for the month, which means Microsoft's newest OS will have easily beaten Vista's first four months of market share gains.
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Was there any surprize? Not really! While it doesn't mean people will be found waiting in long lines to get a copy of 7 the initial reactions for the new version will outline the success rate when people are voting more confidently for it including how the business world reacts there as well. The market figures more or less reflect what the corporate world has to say!
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Nice. Only took a month (from general availability that is) to eclipse every iteration of OS X.
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25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Seems a bit suspect. That's awfully fast for an OS to pick up marketshare like that. But I hope it's true. Not a fan of Mac.
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25 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I'm never fond of any OSs that grow on branches of trees either! It's bad enough when you have to download some version of their player in order to use some of the elements in it when simply going to an MS blog page!
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30 Nov 2009   #7

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

mac osx is rubbish.. even windows 95 is better then any mac os
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30 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
mac osx is rubbish.. even windows 95 is better then any mac os
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Are you going to just post trash talk about OS X on any thread that has anything about it?

Oh and for the record OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard is in fact, better then Windows 95.
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30 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
mac osx is rubbish.. even windows 95 is better then any mac os
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Are you going to just post trash talk about OS X on any thread that has anything about it?

Oh and for the record OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard is in fact, better then Windows 95.

no actually im thinking of getting a macbook pro but not for the os.. i havent really used mac osx but im sure if i took the time to get used to it that it might be ok.. but if its like the iphone where they sell you a phone and tell you how to use it and what you can install, then i wouldent like it
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30 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paliometoxo View Post
mac osx is rubbish.. even windows 95 is better then any mac os
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Are you going to just post trash talk about OS X on any thread that has anything about it?

Oh and for the record OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard is in fact, better then Windows 95.

no actually im thinking of getting a macbook pro but not for the os.. i havent really used mac osx but im sure if i took the time to get used to it that it might be ok.. but if its like the iphone where they sell you a phone and tell you how to use it and what you can install, then i wouldent like it
Then you really have no right to say an OS is rubbish if you have not taken the time to use it.

Its like saying baseball sucks when you have no clue what it is.
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