Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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by westlake on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 1%"
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Net Applications"? Who are them? How do someone know their results are true? Do Linux users ever need to connect to "Net Applications" web page?

Net Application's clients include Apple, D&B, Opera, the Moz Foundation, the New York Times, Nokia, the WSJ...

The odds are quite good that if click on a Google AdSense client, a general-interest news and entertainment site, or shop an on-line store that you will be counted.

The Net Applications numbers seem to track quite closely with StatCounter - which offers a free breakdown by countries and regions.

The W3Schools stats look better for Linux - if you ignore its snail on a salt lick performance.

It took Linux eight years to inch up from 2% to 5%. Win 7 only a bare 21 months from launch to a 24% share.

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