Windows 7 is Finally More Popular Than Vista

According to web analytics firm Net Applications, share for Windows 7 was at 14.46, while Windows Vista was at 14.34. This marks the firs time that Windows 7 usage had been greater than that of Windows Vista, perhaps a sign of those on the older OS upgrading or getting new machines.

Windows XP, however, remained the dominant Microsoft OS with 61.9 percent of the share – more than all other Windows operating systems combined.

Microsoft still has a stranglehold on the operating system market, though, with 91.3 percent.

Apple, despite its huge success on mobile devices, experienced another slide in Mac OS X for the fourth month straight, which now sits at 5 percent.

Amongst hardcore gamers who use Steam, however, Windows 7 64-bit is the most popular OS. For July it captured 30.32 percent of the market, just squeaking by Windows XP 32-bit at 30.17 percent.

The distant third and fourth on Steam went to Windows Vista 32-bit at 13.92 percent and Windows 7 32-bit at 11.54 percent.

(Sources: Computerworld, Tech Report.)

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  • eklipz330
    i may sound crazy, but i am completely fine with this chokehold microsoft has on the OS market. I love win7, and as long as they keep up with the goodies, they can keep that chokehold.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Windows 7 is the greatest OS, ever. Unlike anything from Apple, it actually runs the programs you want. No, I don't work for Microsoft. :)
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  • xtc28
    Hmmmmm .... Well I for one will cry the day XP croaks!!!
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  • eklipz330
    i may sound crazy, but i am completely fine with this chokehold microsoft has on the OS market. I love win7, and as long as they keep up with the goodies, they can keep that chokehold.
    34
  • JOSHSKORN
    Windows 7 is the greatest OS, ever. Unlike anything from Apple, it actually runs the programs you want. No, I don't work for Microsoft. :)
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  • Gandalf
    Whoopee.
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