This is pretty impressive – Windows 7 hasn’t been out for even 2 weeks yet and already it’s achieved a 3.48% market share as of the end of October according to the tracking firm Net Applications. To put that in perspective, Mac’s OSX has a 5.27% total share. And given the speed at which the percentage is climbing, Windows 7 should pass the install base of OSX sometime in the next two months.
According to Vince Vizzaccaro of Net Applications, Vista didn’t climb as fast as this during its early days. He also noted that the company saw surges over the past weekend which was also different – historically, Windows saw higher usage market share on weekdays, not weekends.
Overall, Windows is still doing well, too, with a 92.52% market share that includes all versions of the OS. (And would you believe that 0.11% are still using Windows 98?! That’s just crazy. Somebody help these people).