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OS and browser market shares for December 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for December 2012 show Windows’ overall market share gaining a quarter point, with OS X and Linux logging modest share losses on the month. Over in the mobile/tablet category, the iOS lost a point in December, despite the successful iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad releases, and iPhone 5 shipment volumes picking up.

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OS and browser market shares for November 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for November 2012 show Windows’ overall market share dropping a fifth of a point despite the Windows 8 launch, with both OS X and Linux logging modest share gains on the month. Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, the iOS gained more than a point in November, presumably on the strength of the successful iPad mini and 4th Generation iPad releases, and iPhone 5 shipment volumes picking up.

OS and browser market shares for October 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for October 2012 show another basicly sideways month in terms of market share, with Windows dropping infinitesimally, the Mac stayng exactly the same as in September at 7.16%, and Linux edging up ever so slightly.

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OS and browser market shares for September 2012

NetMarketShare’s Operating System and Browser Market Share metrics for September 2012 show no major changes in desktop category share standings, but the iOS and Safari suffered significant setbacks in the past month.

OS and browser market shares for August 2012

NetMarketShare’s Operating System and Browser Market Share metrics for August 2012 show no major changes on the month, but for the second consecutive month what movement there was favored Apple.

OS and browser market shares for July 2012

Windows was down a fraction of a point, Mac up by a similar increment, and Linux sideways compared with June’s metrics. Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, iOS maintained and slightly increased a big gain made in June of about 2-1/2 percentage points, while Android advanced again slightly. Java ME is now at less than 10%, and BlackBerry is static on the month.

OS and browser market shares for June 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for June 2012 show both OS X and Linux making incremental gains, with Windows slipping a bit compared with May. iOS enjoyed a big gain in June of about two and a half percentage points while Android advanced only slightly, Java ME’s slide continuing, and the BlackBerry resuming its fade.

OS and browser market shares for April 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for April 2012 show virtually no movement in desktop operating system shares, with iOS still gaining in the mobile browser category.

OS Market Share Metrics: “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”

Chin Wong makes the accusation that Windows- and Mac-focused journalists unquestioningly pass off Net Applications’ findings as gospel truth, without looking deeper into how it gets its data, asserting that a “lie repeated often enough thus becomes the truth.” At which I bridle.

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OS and browser market shares for March 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for March 2012 show Microsoft software gaining some ground at everyone else’s expense, while iOS still owns the mobile browser.

Parallels Desktop on sale for a limited time

One of the two most popular virtualization apps for OS X, Parallels Desktop, is undergoing a sale dubbed the “Parallels Spring Break Frenzy” for today only (March 29th). Until 11:00 am PST, the app will be 65% off at only $28, and then the discount will decrease in 5% increments every 2 hours until it hits 25%, where it will remain for the rest of the day.

OS and browser market shares for February 2012

NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for February 2012 show the Mac OS gaining more than half a point on the month, with Windows falling back ever so slightly. In the Mobile/Tablet category, iOS was still well out in first place, but lost more than three points of share in February.