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
After drifting inexplicably in February, March and April -- actually losing market share in two out of three months just when Macintosh sales seemed to be on fire -- Mac OS X recovered smartly in the Net Applications survey issued overnight Sunday.
Apple's (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 5.69% in May to hit a record 7.80%, while Windows in all its flavors dropped half a point to 91.17%. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2008 6:33 AM ET
Here's a new way to slice Apple's growing share of the computer market.
Last March, the NPD Group reported that Apple's retail market share -- its cut of the computers sold in brick-and-mortar stores -- had climbed to 14%, a figure that's roughly double its overall share of the U.S. market and reflects the power of the Apple Store to draw customers and move product.
What NPD didn't report at the time MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2008 7:33 AM ET
On March 18, along with the latest version of iTunes and QuickTime, Apple slipped a copy of Safari 3.1 into the Software Update it sent to millions of Windows users -- even though strictly speaking the first non-beta version of Safari for Windows was a new program and not an "update."
Critics, among them longtime Apple supporters, excoriated the company for what was widely viewed as an uncharacteristic sleight of hand. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2008 8:39 AM ET
The iPhone gets the most press and the iPod sells in the largest quantities, but it's the Macintosh that really drives Apple's growth, says Gene Munster.
In the second installment of a multipart report on Apple's "3 Cylinder Engine," Piper Jaffray's chief Apple (AAPL) analyst looks at the Mac business over the next couple of years and likes what he sees. In particular:
Growth: After Apple introduced the Intel Macs, Mac sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2008 8:46 AM ET
After showing impressive gains in December and January, Mac OS X's slice shrank a bit last month in the latest Net Applications survey of operating system market share. The iPhone's share growth, meanwhile, continues to outpace every other category except "Other."
As Net Applications measures it (more on its quirky methodology below), the Mac's market share dipped to 7.46 percent, 1.45 percent off its January record high. Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, meanwhile, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2008 12:32 PM ET
Good things come to those who wait.
Steve Jobs may have disappointed his fan base -- and Wall Street -- by not having more to offer at Macworld last month. But whether by design or by way of compensation, the folks at Apple (AAPL) have been extra busy in the weeks since.
Last week the company released the new 16 GB iPhone that many Apple watchers had expected to see at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 12, 2008 4:35 PM ET
The news was almost lost yesterday in the Microhoo hoopla: even as Microsoft (MSFT) was trying to buy its way into some kind of parity with Google (GOOG) by gobbling up Yahoo (YHOO), a new survey showed that Apple (AAPL) had taken another little bite out of Redmond's core business.
According to the latest market share data from Net Applications, Mac OS X's slice of the computer operating system market grew MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2008 10:23 AM ET
Acer, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer that acquired Gateway Inc. last year, has as a result overtaken Apple (AAPL) in both U.S. and worldwide computer sales, according to preliminary reports issued Wednesday by Gartner and IDC.
Although the two market research firms show Apple's domestic computer sales in the Christmas quarter up roughly 30 percent from last year -- outpacing the industry average by better than 3 to 1 -- Apple's share MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2008 8:01 AM ET
The Macworld Conference & Expo, Silicon Valley's largest technology trade show, opens Monday. But the moment everyone is waiting for comes Tuesday morning, when Steve Jobs makes his annual keynote address at San Francisco's Moscone Center.
Jobs has set a high bar for himself. At Macworld 2006, he introduced the first Intel (INTC)-based Macs -- sparking a burst of sales that nearly doubled Apple's (AAPL) market share from roughly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 14, 2008 2:00 AM ET
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