Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:15 UTC
Mac OS X Apparantly, it's damn lies statistics time again in the Apple world, boys and girls. A few days ago, Net Applications published OS market share figures which showed that the market share of the Mac OS remained largely flat over the past year. However, today, the Switchtoamac website posted an article which looks at the same set of figures in a different way, only to conclude that when you compare last year's figures to this year's, the Mac OS has risen 25% in marketshare. We all know the saying: there are lies... Damn lies... Funny detail: while the debate rages on about half percentage points for the Mac OS, Windows XP increased its share by 8 percent the past 12 months. According to these figures, of course.
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Great analysis
by trader on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:32 UTC
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2006-09-21

What the article points out is that the data from Market Share lists 2 different operating systems for Apple.

1. Mac OS
2. MacIntel

So, the other stories earlier in the week failed to scroll down to see "MacIntel" in the data. The article is very detailed and convincing.

I also looked at Windows XP data, although XP rose, all other Windows variants declined. The article over at switch to a mac demonstrates that Windows has actually lost market share so far in 2006.

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