Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise
Windows' market share has dropped to below 90 per cent for the first time since the mid 1990s and the juggernaut that was Windows 95.
How far below 90%?
NetMarketShare calculates that Windows' market share – that's all versions of Windows from XP onward for laptops and desktops – dipped to 89.96 per cent this month.
0.04% below 90%. Rounded up it's still 90%.
If we were to think of these numbers in terms of money, that's a difference of 4¢. Four pennies. That hardly qualifies as "the skids."
Well, perhaps the gap between Microsoft's OS Market share and Mac's OS market share has significantly shrunk.
Nope. Still a massive gap.
According to the article:
Microsoft at worst = 89.22%
Mac at best = 8.34%
And I'll go one better and give the Mac 9.6%. Which puts Microsoft's total at 81.5% (for January 2014
Before you ask, according to StatCounter's figures, Linux's market share stood at 0.62 per cent as 2008 came to a close, and has risen to 1.76 per cent as of this month.
Currently Linux is at best 4.9%.
No matter how you slice the pie chart, Microsoft remains the dominant desktop/laptop operating system manufacturer. And there is no empirical data to indicate that this trend will not continue for some time to come -- despite the author's best efforts to convince anyone otherwise with lies, damned lies, and statistics.