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XP’s usage share down, Win 7, Firefox & IE8 up December 1, 2009

Posted by hruf in Enterprise 2.0, Internet & Communities, Multimedia.
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Data released by web metrics company Net Applications indicates that the release of Windows 7 to the general public has put a significant dent into Windows XP’s usage share.

For the November period, web usage of XP dropped by 1.45%, while Vista’s usage share only dropped by 0.2%. At the end of the month the state of play was as follows:

* XP: 69.03%

* Vista: 18.60%

* Win 7: 3.98%

Overall, a good month for Windows 7.

In other OS usage share news, Mac OS X usage share dropped slightly, down 0.16% to 5.11% (the third time this year that Mac has lost market share). The number in of itself isn’t all that significant, but the lost ground is. Also, Linux managed to claw back market share to end November with a 1% usage share, a spot it hasn’t held since July.

via XP’s usage share down, Win 7, Firefox & IE8 up | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com.

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