Windows® 7 market share surpasses Mac® OS X™
Windows 7 is probably the most successful of all the versions of Windows Microsoft ever produced. Its huge sales to every group of consumers have broken all the records. Windows 7 has created another milestone last weekend when it passed 5% market share which is above the total market share for all version of Apple’s Mac OS X, as reported by a Web measurement firm.
Windows 7 powered 5% of all the online computers on Saturday and 5.14% on Sunday. The 5.07% average for the two days is higher than the 5% that Apple’s OS averaged for the 3rd week of November. Vince Vizzaccaro, the vice-president of Net Applications clarified that they are yet to compile the daily average for Mac OS X. It is not wise to compare Windows 7’s weekend number with weekly average of Mac. If you match the weekly average for Windows 7 and Mac OS X, Windows' 4.14% share lack behind that of Apple’s 5% share.
However, Vizzaccaro also predicted that Windows 7 sales trend show that it will surpass Mac share soon. In fact it is resulting in a steady rise for Windows' OS total market share. If the same trend continues for few consecutive months, that will be a significant change. The Windows 7 share is continuously growing since the first week of its launch. At the end of first month it accounted for 4% of total market OS share which is a big number.
Several officials from Microsoft including CEO Steve Ballmer have recently bragged about the record sales of Windows 7. He told media that Windows 7 sold twice as many copies than any other Microsoft OS in the same time frame. However, he declined to reveal the exact figures.