Study: Microsoft Corners 97 percent of the Desktop OS Market

By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-08-21 Print this article Print

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.

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