Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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10% vs what?
by StaubSaugerNZ on Thu 4th Feb 2010 05:19 UTC
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What is the replacement rate for computers. Is it also 10%. If the rate is less, then Win 7 is doing well. If it is higher, then MS is actually losing overall market share to Apple. Linux etc. Not that marketshare really matters, except to advertisers and clue-less band-wagon jumpers.

What is the replacement rate of computers relative to 5 years ago? is it down? up? steady? Are all those iPhones and Androids encroaching on the replacement computers ordinary folk used to buy? In that case the 10% market share would be alarmingly low compared to what would be expected for a 3-year PC replacement cycle.

The 10% marketshare statistic is quite meaningless if it is not put in context. It's a shame some of the turkeys that report this stuff can't analyse statistics critically and provide meaningful facts.

Edited 2010-02-04 05:22 UTC

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