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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)

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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].

timster

10:21 pm on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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)

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timster,

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

weeks

7:11 pm on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.