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Windows 7: Windows market share slide resumes.

04 Jan 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows market share slide resumes.

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Microsoft's Windows resumed its usual losing form last month as the operating system's usage share dropped by about a third of a point even as the new Windows 7 posted a second straight month of impressive gains, Web metrics firm Net Applications said Friday.
Although rival desktop operating systems -- Mac and Linux -- essentially remained flat, mobile OSes, including Google's Android and Apple's iPhone OS, took up the slack created by Windows' dip. Mobile operating systems, said Net Applications, now power 1.3% of all the hardware that surfs the Internet.
Windows finished the year with a 92.2% share, down 0.3 of a percentage point. It was the eighth month in 2009 during which Windows lost share.
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05 Jan 2010   #2
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't really describe going from 92.5% to 92.2% as a 'slide'!
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05 Jan 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, the marketspace gets larger with new products, devices, etc. Thus, unless they come with Windows....the MS install base will of course keep going down naturally without really impacting anything. For example, it's not like I removed Windows from my wife's iPhone and ran the Apple software instead
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06 Jan 2010   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
if you are into Shares and the Stockmarket -- this one is an interesting strategy

It's called "Dogs of The Footsie" -- the Footsie being the UK FT-SE 100 share index - rather like the Dow Jones / Standard and Poors indices in the USA .

You take the WORST performing say 10 shares in the "Footsie" in 2009 and invest some money in those.

It's often an interesting strategy -- but like all investments -- risks are your own.

Incidentally having a market share still way over 90% -- what's the problem. I'd be worried if there WASN'T any competition. That would show the signs of stagnation. I doubt if MS is even bothering with this issue.

Dogs of the FTSE 100 - Home

Have fun

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Jan 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Sine rumors of the Apple Tablet, its share price price has gone to the Heavens .
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like the article says, mobile OS's are taking up more market space. Since no one seems to want to widely adopt Windows Mobile, it's a no brainer that Windows would lose market share in that space.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

but 92.2% share of an ever-INCREASING overall base must mean NUMBERS of actual users is increasing, right?
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07 Jan 2010   #8
Qdos

 

That 0.3% would be due to the punters who went to Win 7 then, contrary to their EULA's on Vista/XP, sold off their former OS disks on eBay...
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09 Jan 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
I wouldn't really describe going from 92.5% to 92.2% as a 'slide'!
Maybe a slight slip?
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09 Jan 2010   #10
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

I have to say that if your company would worry about dropping from 9.5 to 9.2 you have some pretty high standards...and that is VERY good for us.
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