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Microsoft has 97% of OS market, says OneStat.com

Some pretty stunning stats from market analytics firm OneStat.com, which is reporting that Microsoft's Windows OS family of products has 97% of the operating system market - "a global usage share of 96.
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Some pretty stunning stats from market analytics firm OneStat.com, which is reporting that Microsoft's Windows OS family of products has 97% of the operating system market - "a global usage share of 96.97 percent", to be exact. The leading OS on the web is Windows XP, with 86.80% share. Microsoft's Windows 2000 has a global usage share of 6.09 percent and is the second most popular OS on the web.

Meanwhile OneStat.com claims that Apple Macintosh has only 2.47 percent and Linux a mere 0.36 percent. OneStat.com says this research is "is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day."

The 10 most popular operating systems in the world on the web according to OneStat.com are: 

1. Windows XP 86.80%
2. Windows 2000 6.09%
3. Windows 98 2.68%
4. Macintosh 2.32%
5. Windows ME 1.09%
6. Linux 0.36%
7. Windows NT 0.24%
8. Macintosh Power PC 0.15%

Source: OneStat.com

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