Windows XP still has the largest base of Windows users overall, but despite its age and the emergence of Windows Vista in the interim, it took Windows 7 to chip away at its user base in earnest.
Datamation takes a look at the latest Net Applications figures on how Windows XP is trending, as well as where OS X and Linux both stand.
Windows 7 is not a steamroller just yet, but the latest figures from one tracking firm show that it’s gradually cutting into Windows XP’s territory.
Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) newest version of Windows finished 2009 with 5.71 percent of all operating system market share, according to Net Applications, up from 4 percent at the end of November.
When the consumer editions were released Oct. 22, Windows 7 already held a 1.99 percent share due to early availability to corporate customers and technical users who subscribe to Microsoft’s TechNet and MSDN services.