Mac's Share of the OS Market Grows

Lora Bentley

Net Applications' statistics for last month place Macintosh's operating system market share at 6.46 percent, according to MacDailyNews. The numbers represent more than a 2 percent increase in the last nine months, the story says.


Microsoft's Windows XP holds the lion's share, with 82 percent, and Windows 2000 is a far removed second 4.3 percent. Mac OS's 3.95 percent edged out Windows Vista by .21 percent for third, and MacIntel follows with 2.5 percent, Net Applications indicates.


Not surprisingly, the MacDailyNews writer emphasizes that the numbers themselves aren't as significant as the fact that they represent consistent growth for Mac in the OS space.

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Jun 6, 2007 2:52 AM Robert Ameeti Robert Ameeti  says:
Just a tip so that you don't sound out of the loop: Stating "(combining MacIntel with Mac OS)" makes no sense. The operating system has continued to be called Mac OS X even through the transition from the PowerPC processor through to the Intel processor. The term 'MacIntel' is merely some users slang for a computer with the Intel processor but nothing more than that. Reply

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