Has the popularity of the iPod had a halo effect on Mac computer sales? Are people switiching to Mac from PC? According to Internet traffic statistic company, HitsLink, in November 2005 the Apple OS market share broke 4%.
Apple market share has been constant to slowly growing the past 12 months, but November showed a nice gain from 3.87% to 4.11%. December’s early numbers show Apple OS making another large jump in market share this month as well.
The chart also shows Microsoft XP steadily gaining market share. However, these gains are coming at the expense of older Windows platforms as people continue to upgrade computers and operating systems.
Note that this data is based on computers browsing the internet, and does not attempt to reflect server operating system usage.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.