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Good News and Bad News for Windows
 

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Net Applications, the Nielson-like rankings monitor of operating systems, has already put out its November numbers and the report comes with a number of interesting "firsts".

- Windows has dipped below 90% of market share for the first time.
- Mac finally hit above 8%.
- Windows Vista finally broke the 20% barrier.

My take:

- In case you've forgotten what a juggernaut Microsoft is within the operating system industry, just look at these numbers. Despite all the bad press over Vista and popularity over Firefox, Microsoft is still dangling around 90% of market share.

- Apple can sell happy gadgets like iPhones and iPods like hotcakes. But, it still can't touch the operating system market.

- Who cares? The operating system wars are over; not because anyone lost. It's just that everyone lost interest. The web is the platform of choice now.

Last updated: Dec 2, 2008




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