updated 11:05 am EST, Mon January 5, 2009
Kaufman on Mac OS share
Adding to recently-released browser figures, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu notes that use of the Mac OS is not only growing, but accelerating. Figures based on OS and browser use are said to show that the Mac OS -- combining versions for computers and the iPhone -- grew its marketshare to 10 percent in December, a 0.75 percent increase over the 9.25 percent share achieved in November. November's growth was just 0.65 percent, Wu comments, and only a year ago, the Mac OS held 7.3 percent of the market.
Much of this has come at the expense of Windows, which while remaining dominant, slipped from a 89.6 percent share in November to 88.7 in December. Windows use was also diverted to other operating systems, most notably Linux, Symbian and RIM's BlackBerry OS. December represents the second consecutive month Windows has held less than 90 percent of OS world.