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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RE[2]: Marketing figures
by smoerk on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Marketing figures"
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For example this statistics are from web developers

of course the global stats for all users would different. but what's interesting is that linux and osx are growing in a user group that most likely includes more innovators.

recent absolute market share numbers are boring. it's interesting what innovators (2.5%) are using. i see a bright future for unix :-)

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