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Microsoft's Windows Vista global usage share is 21.16 percent on the web according to

Amsterdam - December 8, 2008 - ( ), the number one provider of real-time intelligence web analytics, today reported that Microsoft's Windows dominates the operating system market. Windows XP has a global usage share of 72 percent and Windows Vista 21 percent. In April the global usage share of Microsoft's Windows XP was 83 percent and Windows Vista almost 14 percent. The global usage share of Vista has increased 7.4 percent since April. The global usage share of XP has decreased with 11.25 percent since April. Apple has a global usage share of 3.66 percent worldwide. But in the USA and Canada the global usage share is much higher as in most European countries. The global usage share of Apple's browser was 2.18 percent which is an increasement of 1.48 percent since April.

The most popular operating systems of computers used to surf on the internet are:

Worldwide %
Windows XP 72.02%
Windows Vista 21.16%
Apple Macintosh 3.66%
Windows 2000 0.54%
Linux 0.47%

Windows XP 72.04%
Windows Vista 18.21%
Apple Macintosh 6.14%
Windows 2000 0.98%
Linux 0.39%

Windows XP %
Windows Vista %
Apple Macintosh %
Windows 2000 %
Linux %

Windows XP %
Windows Vista %
Apple Macintosh %
Windows 2000 %
Linux %

Windows XP 66.26%
Windows Vista 18.32%
Apple Macintosh 11.74%
Windows 2000 0.91%
Linux 0.71%

Windows XP 65.36%
Windows Vista 29.16%
Apple Macintosh 2.04%
Windows 2000 0.63%
Linux 0.54%

Windows XP 72.13%
Windows Vista 20.10%
Apple Macintosh 2.96%
Windows 2000 1.27%
Linux 1.16%

Windows XP 72.36%
Windows Vista 20.09%
Apple Macintosh 2.68%
Windows 2000 1.04%
Linux 0.42%

Windows XP 75.63%
Windows Vista 17.07%
Apple Macintosh 3.49%
Windows 2000 1.57%
Linux 0.42%

Windows XP 66.08%
Windows Vista 23.96%
Apple Macintosh 6.75%
Windows 2000 1.15%
Linux 0.36%

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Methodology: A global usage share of xx percent for OS Y means that xx percent of the visitors of Internet users arrived at sites that are using one of's services by using the particular number of OS Y. All numbers mentioned in the research are averages and all measurements are normalised to the GMT timezone. Research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day.

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