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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Windows 7 Sales Beat Mac OS X Market Share

Windows 7 passed the 5% market share milestone last weekend, which put it above the total market share of all versions of Apple's Mac OS X, a Web measurement firm has said. "It's safe to say that Windows 7's daily share did peak above Mac's weekly share," said Vince Vizzaccaro, executive vice president at Net Applications.

In fact, Windows overall market share of 92.64% for the week of Nov. 15-21 was slightly higher than the OS's October share of 92.52%. The last time that Windows showed any appreciable increase in share was June 2009, when it gained 0.21%. Windows biggest increase in the last two years was in March 2008, when it jumped 0.28%. CEO Steve Ballmer told shareholders that Windows 7 had sold twice the number of copies as any other Microsoft operating system in the same time span.

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