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Windows 7, Firefox 3.5 and IE8 shares up, XP’s down

Net Applications latest data indicates that release of Windows 7 to general public has put a significant dent into Windows XP’s usage share. For Nov., web usage of XP dropped by 1.45%, while Vista’s usage share only dropped by 0.2%. Mac OS X usage share dropped slightly, down 0.16% to 5.11%. The number in of itself isn’t all that significant, but lost ground is. Also, Linux managed to claw back market share to end Nov with a 1% usage share, a spot it hasn’t held since July, revealed. “On browser front, Firefox 3.5 is biggest winner in Nov. grabbing 1.26% usage share, up to 15.16%. Internet Explorer 8 is also seeing usage gains, up 1.19% to 19.31%. usage share for both IE6 and 7 slipped. Browser state of play: IE: 63.61%, Firefox: 24.74%, Safari: 4.36%, Chrome: 3.92%, Opera: 2.31%.”

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