Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 23:47 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Microsoft The month of December has already been unkind to Microsoft. The software giant's Windows operating system and its Internet Explorer browser saw significant market share drops reported on back-to-back days. Not only was the November percentage drop for Windows the biggest in two years, but Windows market share dipped below a number where it has historically held tight: 90 percent. According to Web metrics company, Net Applications, Windows market share as of Dec. 1 is 89.6 percent. Meanwhile, Mac OS X posted its largest gain in two years, with 8.9 percent market share at the end of November.
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Those 10% 'ers ain't coming back
by zaine_ridling on Thu 4th Dec 2008 04:59 UTC
zaine_ridling
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2007-05-13

Here's the open secret we all know through experience: once a windows user crosses over to Linux of mac, they don't go back. So that 10% will slowly increase over the next decade.

Remember, the tipping point for Firefox to make an unprecedented impact on the market was not much more than that.

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