Windows 7 more popular than OS X… Shock

by admin November 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Okay, so this may sound like a joke but it’s really not. In it’s first month on sale the market share for Windows 7 has surpassed the total market share for OS X.

Figures released yesterday show that Windows 7 passed the magic 5% last weekend to sit at an estimated 5.14%. This compared favourably to the 5% market share that Apple have with their operating system.

So is this news? It’s a clear indication that sales of Windows 7 are storming ahead and that Microsoft’s new operating system has indeed been extremely well received by the press, public and business. But with the total Microsoft Windows market share sitting at 92.5% it’s still got a huge mountain to climb to replace Windows XP and Vista on desktops around the world.

The Christmas holiday and new year sales are now just around the corner and it will be interesting to see how the figures for Windows 7 rise during this period, and how it’s share of the overall Windows marketplace changes as a result.

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