Windows 7 Usage Passes All Versions of Mac OS X

The overwhelming majority of the market uses Microsoft Windows, so it should come as no surprise that Windows usage this past weekend was higher than that of Mac OS X. The interesting stat, however, was that Windows 7 usage surpassed all versions of Mac OS X combined.

According to tracking firm Net Applications, Windows 7 commanded an average of 5.07 percent usage last Saturday and Sunday. The growing slice of market share was enough to move past the 5 percent that Apple held across all its current versions of OS X for that week.

"It's safe to say that Windows 7's daily share did peak above Mac's weekly share," said Vince Vizzaccaro, executive vice president at Net Applications, according to Computerworld.

Looking at Window 7's full week average, which started out lower than numbers attained over the weekend, Mac OS X still led ahead by nearly a percentage point. Windows 7's week averaged at 4.15 percent usage. Vizzaccaro believes that the growth of Windows 7 will mean that it'll soon leave OS X behind.

"Certainly, the trend line shows Windows 7 will surpass Mac share soon," he predicted.

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  • rippleyhakd
    Took a month, to pass ALL MAC OS X.. Impressive considering that this is still a new OS, that WIN7 has not even began a corporation rollout, (still have IT people learning it), AND on top of that, NEW machines with the OS are just not becoming more and more prevalent. And this is >1 year penetration from apple. Fanboys just make my day..
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  • nicklasd87
    I have been nothing but impressed with Windows 7. It still has yet to crash from a problem unrelated to over clocking. It even survived moving the boot partition from my spare drive to my main drive (installed where my old vista partition was). The only sad thing I can think of is my Dad just went out and bought a 13" MAC...I feel like I have failed as a son...oh well, his loss.
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  • rpmrush
    Yup, have been using it. I'm surprised it's not higher. As soon as businesses start adopting it, Win 7 will sky rocket.
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  • rpmrush
    Yup, have been using it. I'm surprised it's not higher. As soon as businesses start adopting it, Win 7 will sky rocket.
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  • MrBradley
    It took over a month to do this?!
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  • rippleyhakd
    Took a month, to pass ALL MAC OS X.. Impressive considering that this is still a new OS, that WIN7 has not even began a corporation rollout, (still have IT people learning it), AND on top of that, NEW machines with the OS are just not becoming more and more prevalent. And this is >1 year penetration from apple. Fanboys just make my day..
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