Mac OS X Operating System Market Share Bumping 10 percent (9.93%)

Since December I thought it was pretty clear OS X would own 10 percent of the operating system market share by the end of January. So yesterday, in Chinatown browsing my iPhone and trying jellyfish tendrils for the first time, I opened marketshare.hitslink.com and discovered OS X was within 0.07% of the mark.

marketshare.hitslink.com

Much like the tendrals, this was slightly dissappointing since I’d wanted to see double digits. The other interesting numbers…

  • Mac up 9.63% to 9.93%
  • iPhone almost half a percent, up 0.44% to 0.48%
  • Linux down 0.85% to 0.83%, probably since there wasn’t much Linux activity over the holidays.
  • Windows down 88.68% to 88.26% (though Windows 7 betas are picking up)

6 thoughts on “Mac OS X Operating System Market Share Bumping 10 percent (9.93%)

  1. Agreed. Hitslink reports have all been adjusted down by about 50%.
    Number of users versus number of machines is another measure not
    considered (lots of windows machines are in service, but aren't
    primary machines). Mobiles market share is also an oddity since most
    mobile devices have windows or mac using owner.

  2. Agreed. Hitslink reports have all been adjusted down by about 50%.
    Number of users versus number of machines is another measure not
    considered (lots of windows machines are in service, but aren't
    primary machines). Mobiles market share is also an oddity since most
    mobile devices have windows or mac using owner.

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