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Sunday 27 January 2008 at 20:04
Windows still represents nearly 95% of visits, and despite the release of Vista, the cumulative shares of Windows decrease slowly. It fell below 95% in October 2007 to achieve at the end of 2007 94.96%, while the share was near 95.7% at the end of 2006. This small part lost has been recovered by Mac OS and Linux, the shares of linux rose from 0.76% to 0.88% and Mac OS from 3.12 to 3.72. At this rate it is necessary to wait a hundred years before that linux does represent a sizable portion to push developers to take a look to our favorite penguin.
The growth of Firefox is even more pronounced and alarming for the Microsoft Web browser, adding new features such as tabs and anti-phishing on IE7 have not reversed the tide. The first 6 months of the year 2007, shares in Europe browser increased from 23% to 27%. The shares have remained stable and then made a small leap and reach 28% in December 2007.
Let me remind you that these statistics do not reflect the actual market share because they come from the Web survey institute Xiti, the computers that do not surf on the web are not counted.
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