Microsoft (MSFT) Windows ended the first quarter of 2009 with an Internet market share -- as measured by Web hits -- of 88.14%, 3.37 points (or 3.68%) smaller than last year, according to preliminary data released overnight Tuesday by the Web metrics firm Net Applications.
In the same period, Apple's (AAPL) Mac OS's Net share grew to 9.77%, up 2.29 points (30.61%) and the iPhone's grew to 0.49%, up 0.34 points MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2009 10:51 AM ET
The numbers are still in flux, but preliminary figures released Sunday morning by Net Applications show Apple's (AAPL) Internet market share dropping a couple percent in February.
One chart shows Mac OS X with a 9.61% share, down from 9.93% in January. Another puts the share at 9.71%, down 2.22% for the month. The latter seems consistent with other data in the report and is likely to withstand review.
In a separate MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2009 10:58 AM ET
After taking a brief October dip in advance of Leopard's release, Apple's (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 3.34% in November to hit a record 6.81%, according to the results of a Net Applications survey issued today.
Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows in its various flavors continues to dominate with a 92.42% share, as measured by the Web metrics firm. Among the operating systems gathered in the "other" category are Linux MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 1, 2007 10:21 AM ET
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