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Windows on Top... on the deskTop

posted Oct 7, 2013, 7:46 AM by John Kearsing   [ updated Oct 22, 2013, 4:12 AM ]
Just in case you work with OS elitists and think that Macs, Linux, or Chromium, are taking over the desktop, and/or server market share, have a look at these market share numbers.  90% Windows


Desktop OS Market Share

Windows also dominates on the Server Side, though not as strongly.

Windows Server Market Share

    The case is not closed though, as trends show a major increase in mobile platforms being used for traditional desktop tasks - web surfing, email, shopping etc.  The big players <cough, cough, Google> might think the desktop is dead,and the mobile OS battlefield is where to fight.

    On the mobile OS front, Windows is like a rifle platoon fighting against an armored tank division.  Percentage wise, Windows phone is just a scant 3.2% of all smart phones.  Not a significant number, until you consider that the number of mobile phones will exceed the world population . The ComScore article also indicates that 145 M Americans posses a smart phone... My math says that 4.6 M Americans are using Windows Phones. Though, probably not quite, since its primary market is Europe - where Windows Phone boasts an 8.2% market share



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