According to a study done by an analytics unit, Chitika, the web browsing done by computer systems running on Windows has dropped to 71.4% in February 2012. This is a drop of 7% in just over six months.
Chitika guesses that the decline in traffic on Windows-based systems is more likely due to the increased traffic on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In other words, it is the web browsing on mobile devices that is taking away the traffic from traditional PC-based surfing. The Windows operating system from Microsoft is largely found on desktop and laptop systems. According to industry experts, these machines will be replaced by tablets and smartphones in the coming years.
Industry experts also suggest that the decreased PC production due to component shortages resulting from the recent floods in Thailand could also be a contributing factor to the fall in Windows market share. The study also hints that Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 in tablets to remain the dominant mediums for web browsing.