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.