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Apr102011

Windows 7 Overtakes XP in the United States

Windows 7 Microsoft’s faster selling operating system to date has finally managed to surpass Windows XP – now sitting at 31.8% while Windows XP is at 31.55% in the United States, revealed April statistics from StatCounter.

On the other hand, Windows Vista recorded 19.12%, Mac OS X at 14.74%, and Linux at 0.7%. The three versions of Windows command a marketshare of 82.47% in the United States.

Windows 7 vs. XP: StatCounter April 2011 Stats - US

Windows XP still holds the top spot globally, at 47.1% compared to Windows 7’s 31.28%. However, Windows XP’s marketshare is falling faster globally than in the US, dropping by 3.49% while Windows 7 rose by 5.42%. Global Windows marketshare also fell a slight amount to 91.64%, a 0.3% drop from December 2010.

Windows 7 vs. XP: StatCounter April 2011 Stats: Global

Windows 7 continues to ride the momentum amongst the public, with Microsoft reporting 300 million Windows 7 licenses sold in January’s second quarter earnings report, and the release of Service Pack 1 in mid February.

[Source: StatCounter]

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