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November 2, 2009

Windows 7 Surges to 3.67% Global Usage Market Share



NetMarketShare.com daily tracking of Windows 7 usage market share shows that only 10 days after its general release to the public Win7 surged to 3.67 share. From November 2007 to now, we can see a slow and steady decline in XP usage, as well as a slow and steady increase in Vista usage. The early adoption of Win7 looks very strong, and I don’t believe Vista enjoyed the same early success. Plus, we’ve seen surges the past two weekend days, and Windows has historically seen much higher usage market share on weekdays than on weekends. This could indicate home users are flocking to Win7 far more than previous Windows versions, or we’re about to see some really huge gains during the weekdays ahead, or both.

But, at the same time, we should note that Mac OS gained usage market share from the usage of the total of all Windows versions for October. All Windows versions total 92.52% usage market share for October, and all Mac OS versions total 5.27%, up from 5.12% in September. I’ve seen predictions that Win7 will spur new computer sales, but some XP users will switch to a Mac instead of a Win7 PC. The early numbers support that theory so far, but we’ll know much more in the months ahead.

For these and other Net Market Share Statistics, go to netmarketshare.com. 



- Vincent Vizzaccaro