And in the Apple market, Lion is still trailing two-year-old Snow Leopard
In its final monthly report for 2011, NetApplications offers a window on the shifting fates of the various flavors of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Mac OS X that show up at its 40,000 clients' websites.
As a rule, creaky old legacy systems dominate.
Windows XP, which Microsoft introduced in August 2001, is still the single most-present PC operating system, with a 46.5% share of global Web traffic.
And Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), which Apple (AAPL) launched in Aug. 2009, still has a 3.1% market share to Lion's 2.0%
But despite the persistence of aging OSs, there was a lot of rapid movement in 2011. Lion's Web presence went from 0% to 2% in just over two months. And Windows 7, for its part, went from 21.7% to 37% in the space of a year, a 71% increase.
It was not a good year for Vista or "Other," however. Both experienced significant share drops in 2011.
For a summary of NetApplications methodology, see here.
With OS X Lion, a new MacBook Air and a new MacBook mini
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The two-hour video is available here. It gives you a far better view of Monday's proceedings than was afforded most of the people -- including yours truly -- who were there. If Apple (AAPL) had provided it as a live webcast, it would have saved me a lot of typing.
Apple PR has also issued three press releases that cover the days' main developments.
Apple Introduces iCloud
New Version of iOS Includes Notification MORE
We'll be watching Apple's live video stream from the comfort of our home. You can join us.
If you want live blogging from reporters who actually traveled to Apple's (AAPL) Cupertino campus for today's event, there are plenty of sites to choose from, including Macrumors, MacDailyNews, TUAW, All Things Digital, Engadget, Gizmodo and ArsTechnica.
We're content to watch it from home. You're welcome to watch it with us. Click here. If you MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2010 12:44 PM ET
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