Microsoft Gains Share In OS Market While OSX Drops

After the browser market, Net Applications has released another set of figures for the global operating system market share data which indicates that software giant Microsoft’s Windows operating system was gaining market share while Apple's OSX continued to fall.

According to the analytical report released by the company, Apple's OSX, considered to be one of the most sophisticated operating systems in the world, is falling behind in terms of installed user base with a total percentage of 5.02 in the global operating system market, a decrease of 0.14 percent in February.

Microsoft Windows operating system on the other hand, recorded an increase in the global market share for the first time since August 2009, an increase of 0.12 percent, ending up at 92.12 percent for the month of February.

The increase in the market share of Windows is being credited to Microsoft’s newly launched Windows 7 operating system, which emerged as the fastest selling OS software in history.

According to the data, as of February 2010, Windows 7 has a market share of 8.9 percent in the OS market, up 1.4 percent from January.

Our Comments

Microsoft needs to make the most of the halo effect induced by the successful release of Windows 7. The operating system has been one of the highlights of 2009 and will certainly entice many companies and individuals to upgrade in 2010.

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