Apple growing fast in the Desktop segment

A recent survey by Net Applications has highlighted the growth of Apple's Marketshare.

According to their research, Mac's shares increased from 6.8 percent to 7.31 percent while iPhones jumped from 0.09 percent to 0.12 percent: small but still significant.

Unsurprisingly, Windows commands the largest share of the OS market with 91.79 percent with Mac coming next and Linux grabbing the third spot with only 0.63 percent.

Nert Applications' figures are based on a percentage of visitors accessing sites across their network which accounts for 160 million visitors per month.

While some reports rely solely on pen and paper surveys, Net Applications' is an actual snapshot of who is using what to browse the net although it cannot distinguish if several platforms are present in a single physical PC - for example, if a user is using Vista within Parallel on a Mac to browse the internet.

Intriguingly though, Net Applications has also included the iPhone, the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation under the Desktop header.