Windows Vista made its biggest leap yet in November -- the operating system was in use on nearly one out of
Vista's exact share rose about one percentage point to 9.19 percent in November, up from 7.94 percent
Linux was in use on 0.6 percent
Vista's share has grown from 0.2 percent to 9.2 percent since the beginning of the year. XP's share, meanwhile, has fallen from to 78.4 percentfrom 85 %at the beginning of the year.
Internet Explorer 7's share continued to grow, reaching nearly 37 percent. It is poised to eclipse its predecessor, IE6, which has fallen more than 14 percentage points since the beginning of the year, to 40.2 percent. Altogether, IE was in use on 77.4 percent
IE's main competition, Firefox, held a 16 percent
Apple Inc.'s Safari held 5.1 percent, up from 4.7 percent
Net Applications also debuted a beefed-up presentation of its survey results. As part of that, the firm showed off a map displaying Mac share by state headlined "Democrats vote for the Mac?"
The states with the highest percentage of Mac users, in order, were Hawaii (15.9 percent), Vermont, (15.1 percent), California (12.8 percent), Oregon (12.7 percent), New York (12.3 percent), Alaska (11.9 percent), and Massachusetts and Maine (both 11.2 percent).
Net Applications noted the similarity to the map of blue and red states during the 2004 presidential election.
This story, "Vista, Mac Use Both Increase" was originally published by Computerworld.