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81% of lost Windows market share went to Mac OS X
The following graphics tells the story:
When all other operating system's with at least 0.01% market share are analyzed, it's clear that Mac OS X is experiencing growth at the expense of Microst Windows. In fact, two of the top three gains on a percentage basis were for Apple; Mac OS X and iPhone.
The Switch To A Mac phenomenon is continuing to gain momentum. Since the inception of this site in January 2006, we have put forth the opinion that Mac OS X was to experience significant market share gains. The most recent data from Net Applications validates those views. We have listed a few related stories with our published views on market share and Mac growth below. So it begs the question, does the data hint that of those dropping Windows, do 4 out 5 leave Windows for Mac?
Mac OS X grows 26 percent year-over-year
In November 2006, Mac OS X had a 5.39% share of the operating system market. The November 2007 data shows that Mac OS X market share grew 26.15% year-over-year.
- Apple Intel and Increased Market Share (January 11, 2006)
- Macs are Faster - Benchmarking - Virtualization Technology - Increased Market Share (March 30, 2006)
- Macs - Boot Camp - Market Share - Switchers (April 7, 2006)
- The Steve Jobs CNBC Interview and Apple's Revitalized Switch Campaign (June 2, 2006)
- Market Share category
About Market Share
Net Applications, in contrast to firms such as Gartner who uses quarterly industry sales results, determines market share values based on a network of Internet users. You can read how Net Applications obtains thier data here.