NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

Summary: Windows 7 en route to becoming dominant OS. Chrome en route to becoming #2 browser.

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Windows XP has finally been eroded to sub 50% levels by Windows 7 and Google Chrome is closing the gap on Mozilla's Firefox browser, according to web metrics firm NetmarketShare.

Windows XP has been pushed to the sub 50% mark by its younger brother, Windows 7. Extrapolating the data out, I'd say that Windows 7 will finally beat XP by the end of January 2012.

Note: According to another web metric firm, StatCounter, Windows 7 has already overtaken XP.

Also, according to the data, Windows Vista is still languishing in single digits.

When it comes to browsers, there's no serious change there. The only data point of interest is watching Google Chrome edge closer and closer to Mozilla Firefox.

Based on this data, if Mozilla doesn't start to rev up some new interested in its browser, Chrome will overtake it in under six months.

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Topics: Software, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Windows

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  • Does Vista actually have more marketshare than all of OS X combined?

    Very impressive.<br><br>And keep in mind that this is a usage based statistic. This is after 90% of people wiped Vista and replaced it with XP (if we are to believe some of the more vocal people on ZDNet).
    toddybottom
    • No, here's why...

      @toddybottom

      These stats are all fake. iPads and iPhones are replacing PCs by the droves, and those desktops that do remain are being converted to Linux. ;)
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

        @Cylon Centurion

        I dont think Linux can run Battlefield 3 :P
        Viper589
      • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

        @Cylon Centurion
        When you have very little growth compared to your competitors, you must make do with making fun of people who predict you demise.

        When you have very strong growth, you can make fun of people who predict your growth will stall.
        anono
      • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

        @Cylon Centurion The iWhat now? I've seen 3 iPads in the wild, since the original was launched...
        wright_is
      • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

        @Knix96

        Its not that Linux cannot run Battlefield, its that Battlefield 3 cannot run on Linux......which is a shame... :-(
        Hansieslim
      • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

        @Knix96
        Theoretically, one could work his way around with Wine, maybe eventually CrossOver. True, it's not native, but it just might work :P
        Federico Churca-Torrusio
      • @toddytroll, I can come up with other stats...

        ...that doesn't paint so rosy a picture.<br><br><a href="http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/25/8482818-windows-xp-turns-10-still-thrives" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/25/8482818-windows-xp-turns-10-still-thrives</a><br><br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44872991" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44872991</a><br><br>Not everybody is as big a slave to the company line as you are.
        ScorpioBlue
    • No, impressive would be ...

      @toddybottom ... a 10 year old OS, [b]only now[/b] dipping below 50% of total usage, world-wide. ;)

      (n.b. go ahead ... tell me i'm wrong).
      thx-1138_
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  • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

    glad to see Windows user base continuing to decline and the rise of OS X and Linux. So it's Microsoft who is losing this battle :)
    shellcodes_coder
  • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

    Sad news about Chrome. Google spyware continues to proliferate. That will become a serious worry.
    jorjitop
    • RE: NetMarketShare: XP finally eroded to sub 50 percent level, Chrome closing in on Firefox

      @jorjitop
      Agree, wasnt it chrome with Bing bar that was watching users according to Googles own word. Glad to see the very deserving MS gaining in the browser war; I like that they show much less ads in general in their search engine and gives users clearly defined privacy standards and ways to disable ads that you dont want.
      anono