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Mac hits new all-time high of 8.87% share
Windows drops below 90%
travelin cat

 7:24 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

According to Net Applications' stats for November:

Apple's Mac hit a new all-time high with 8.87% share of the operating systems visiting Net Applications' network of websites worldwide. Microsoft's Windows fell below 90%. The stats also show Apple iPhone with 0.37% share and Apple iPod with 0.05%.

Net Applications' November 2008 Operating System Stats:
Microsoft Windows: 89.62% (vs. MAY 2006: 95.09%)
- Windows XP: 66.31%
- Windows Vista: 20.45%
- Windows 2000: 1.56%
- Windows NT: 0.77%
- Windows 98: 0.29%
- Windows ME: 0.17%
- Windows 95: 0.01%
Apple Macintosh: 8.87% (vs. MAY 2006: 4.43%)
- Intel: 6.51%
- PowerPC: 2.35%
Linux: 0.83%
Apple iPhone: 0.37%
Apple iPod: 0.05%
Playstation: 0.02%
FreeBSD: 0.01%
Nintendo Wii: 0.01%
SunOS: 0.01%

See the full story on Macdailynews.com [macdailynews.com].



 10:21 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Those numbers are great news for us Mac users.

Point of order, I've seen that "all time high" headline here and there, but as far as I know that is just not true. In the early 90's the Mac had a marketshare around 11 or 12 percent.

Here's a site that agrees with my long-term memory:

[jeremyreimer.com ]

travelin cat

 10:43 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)


I seem to recall seeing numbers around 10% as well. I believe they are referring to their internal stats as a record number.


 7:11 pm on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I have not had a problem finding software in years. The last big problem was Quickbooks not offering a Mac flavor, then there was the problem with Mac Quickbooks not working with Windows--unless you put the extension on it (!). Now--no problems.

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