OK, time for a bit of fun. Windows 7 hits the General Availability make on October 22nd. How long until Windows 7 market share beats Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard?
Here's the data as it stood for September 09 as per Net Applications:
- Windows 7: 1.52%
- Mac OS X 10.5 3.03%
- Mac OS X 10.4 0.96%
- Mac OS X 10.6 0.77%
- Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 combined 4.76%
How long until Windows 7 market share beats Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard?
Note: Windows 7 has already beaten Linux's market share of 0.96%.
Note: I'm pretty sure that Net Applications will be tracking market share hourly following launch.
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[UPDATE: Via Twitter, PC Pro's Jon Honeyball suggested that a good metric would be to see how long it takes Windows 7 to grab the same percentage of the Windows install base that Snow Leopard has captured of the entire Mac OS X intall base - Interesting!]