Microsoft Windows XP has lost sizeable proportion of computers that went online last month.
Already Nenova operating system reduced the market share of almost 2% in September and the end of the month was set at 50.5% of desktop computers, according to analysts from Net Applications. It was the biggest drop in monthly anniversaries in the history of Windows XP. But this is good news for Microsoft, which is trying to migrate users to Windows 7.
The share of XP, and Windows 7 on the contrary added 1.8% to end September with a market share of 32.4% – a record for OS 2009 edition. Over the past 12 months the growth was 14.8%, almost double the attendance.
Not too successful Windows Vista continues to lose ground. Had to give up 4.7% of users, reducing the stake to 9.1% of all operating systems, personal computers connected to the Internet.
Projected to drop Windows XP and Windows 7, growth should lead to the fact that “Seven” overtake XP in the first half of next year, likely in May. Depending on the timing of the release of Windows 8-growing Windows 7 may come close to the mark of 50% – 48% expected to share in October 2012. Microsoft has not set the date for the next version, but analysts believe that, as Windows 7 to sell the new OS will come in October.
Net Applications also reported that the proportion of Mac OS X has grown by 0.4% to 6.5% – a record both values. All figures were calculated from data collected with 160 million unique visitors who logged 40,000 monitored sites.