Posts Tagged ‘market share’

Microsoft: Windows 10 is doing Well. Netmarketshare: Well …

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Either way you look at it, Windows 7 still seems to be Windows 10’s closest competitor. Prior to Windows 10, there was a similar situation with Windows XP; funny how Microsoft’s main competition always seems to be previous versions of their newer products.

Microsoft’s updated Windows Trends statistics indicate that the Windows 10 operating system is doing well. Third-party services like Netmarketshare beg to differ. Microsoft updated the Windows and Store trends page that is full of statistics for developers with new data that covers the time period between September 2014 and August 2016.


Thunderbird Usage is on the Rise

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Given Mozilla’s recent announcement that they plan to end support for Thunderbird, this is sort of a surprise.

Thunderbird usage is on the rise according to latest usage information published by Mozilla on the official blog. The email client that celebrated its eleventh birthday on December 7 crossed the 10 million Active Daily Inquiries (ADI) mark for the first time on November 30, 2015.


Usage Stats Indicate Windows 10’s growth is Slowing Down (Still Good Though)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

In never ceases to amaze me to see how many folks are still using Windows XP. Imagine how frustrating this must be for Microsoft; even though they’re essentially giving their new, 2015 operating system away for free, it still has a smaller market share than an operating system that they released in 2001.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has been out for two full months and usage stats indicate that the operating system’s growth slowed down considerably in September 2015. It was not surprising that Windows 10 was off to a good start usage share wise in its first month thanks to it being offered for free to nearly all Microsoft customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions of Windows. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10’s usage share jumped to 5.21% of the cross-platform operating system market in that first month surpassing Mac OS X, Linux and Windows Vista.


IE Drops to 50% Browser Market Share

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Anyone remember Netscape Navigator? There were a couple of years there where Netscape had the browser market pretty well tied up … but they failed to keep up with market demands.

It may still be in the lead but the decline of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser is slow and steady.  According to the latest browser usage figures released by NetMarketShare, IE has dropped to just 52.6 market share overall which Google’s Chrome browser making the biggest gains, now up to 17.6%.


The State of Windows 7 Two Years After Release

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

It’s pretty amazing that even after all of these years, XP is still giving Windows 7 a run for its money …

Back in October 2009 Microsoft released the long awaited and highly acclaimed Windows 7 operating system. Unlike Windows Vista, the operating system’s immediate predecessor, Windows 7 managed to do what where Vista failed: Snag away market share from Windows XP. Depending on which statistics you look at Windows 7 is installed on 39% (Statcounter), 42% (W3CSchools) or 32% (Net Market Share) of all computer systems. In comparison the same companies see Windows Vista at 11%, 5% and 9%, and Windows XP at 40%, 36% and 50% respectively.


December Market Share – XP Drops and Windows 7 Gains

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Hopefully, this means that Microsoft won’t repeat the mistake that they made with Vista ever again …

Windows XP stays on top of the operating system market share while Windows 7 continues to gain grounds. The latest market share statistics are in and they confirm recent trends.


Browser Statistics October 2010

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Remember way back in the late 1990s when Netscape was a major player in the browser market? I just barely remember …

Many websites today reported that Internet Explorer’s overall market share fell below 50% for the very first time. When it comes to statistics, it always pays to ask for the source to better analyze the data presented. All websites who have reported on this have been using StatCounter elusively (likely one site started it and every other site took “inspiration” from the article and used the same source). That’s fine, but does not necessarily lead to the conclusion that Internet Explorer market’s share dropped below 50%. Especially not if you take a look at other web browser market share statistics.


Browser Market Share August 2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

It looks like Chrome is steadily gaining on IE and Firefox, but IE remains the undisputed leader …

There has not been a lot of movement in the browser market in August 2010. Microsoft lost 0.34% with their Internet Explorer browser while Google gained nearly the same share (0.36%). Firefox remained stable and gained 0.02%, Safari gained 0.07% and Opera lost 0.08%.

The picture looks different when individual browser versions are analyzed. Internet Explorer 8 gained 1.03%, the most in market share in the month of August 2010. Both Internet Explorer 7 (-0.79%) and Internet Explorer 6 (-0.82%) have lost market share considerably. Firefox 3.6 gained 0.65% and Chrome 6 gained 0.29%.