October 10, 2000

Study: Microsoft still dominant OS; others gaining

Author: JT Smith

A story at NewsBytes.com quotes an Internet usage study that might be disputed: "When it comes to Web surfing, the Windows series of
operating systems by Microsoft
is still dominant, but a study released today said that
some of the software giant's competitors are making small advances.

As of Oct. 4, Microsoft's OS held
a 92.82 percent share of global usage. In second place were what the
study termed 'other' operating systems, a group that included Microsoft's
WebTV, Linux, Sun's SunOS, Silicon Graphics IRIX, Amiga and IBM's
OS/2. That group measured a collective 3.9 percent of the worldwide
market. Trailing behind were Apple's Mac OS, with 2.84 percent, and Unix
with 0.44 percent."

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