Microsoft (MSFT) Windows continued its downward drift and Apple's (AAPL) Mac OS X inched up to a record 7.95% in the market share survey issued Tuesday by Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Net Applications.
The biggest gain, however, was recorded by the open-source operating system Linux, which jumped more than 16% in June -- albeit from a small base -- to hit 0.79%.
The iPhone held steady at 0.16%, reflecting a leveling off of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 1, 2008 7:23 AM ET
"Developers," a VP at Electronic Arts once told me, explaining why there were so many me-too Windows applications, "will walk through the desert in their socks to get to an installed base."
True enough. But it doesn't quite explain the results of a survey issued last week by Evans Data Corp. The headline was that most developers are still not targeting Windows Vista when they write new apps. Only 8% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 18, 2008 8:49 AM ET
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