Study: Microsoft Corners 97 percent of the Desktop OS Market

We're not usually the biggest fans of market statistics. But we're always in search of a good number when asked about how much of the desktop operating-system (OS) market Microsoft has cornered. Web analytics provider OneStat claims that Microsoft now owns 96.97 percent of the worldwide desktop OS market,

We're not usually the biggest fans of market statistics. But we're always in search of a good number when asked about how much of the desktop operating-system (OS) market Microsoft has cornered. Web analytics provider OneStat claims that Microsoft now owns 96.97 percent of the worldwide desktop OS market, with Windows XP accounting for 86.8 percent; Windows 2000, 6.1 percent; and Windows 98, 2.7 percent. The MacOS, in comparison, has a 2.3 percent share, OneStat claims. No word on how OneStat derived these numbers.