Windows 7 passed 5% market share milestone last weekend, “Last Saturday and Sunday, Windows 7 powered an estimated 5% and 5.14% of all computers that were online those days, according to Internet metrics vendor Net Applications. The two-day average of 5.07% was higher than the 5% of market that Net Applications said Apple’s operating system averaged for week of Nov. 15-21. “It’s safe to say that Windows 7’s daily share did peak above Mac’s weekly share,” said Vince Vizzaccaro in an e-mail. Also said his company had not yet compiled daily averages for Mac OS X, something that would be necessary to compare Windows 7’s weekend numbers with same dates for Mac. When Windows 7’s Nov. 15-21 average was matched against Mac OS X, however, for an apples-to-apples comparison, Microsoft’s 4.15% lagged behind Apple’s 5%. But Vizzaccaro was confident that Windows 7 would soon pass Mac OS X for good, and not just during a short stretch.
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