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Windows revenue market share topped 78 percent in 2010

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 May 2011 15:41 User comments (6)

Windows revenue market share topped 78 percent in 2010 Gartner has posted the latest worldwide OS market share figures, and it seems that as the economy recovered, so did OS sales.
For 2010, revenue jumped to $30.4 billion from $28.1 in 2009.

Microsoft gained share for Windows, but Mac OSX remained the fastest growing segment of the market.

The server market grew 5.7 percent, as well.

Of course, the Mac OSX numbers are a bit skewed because it still represents a minuscule portion of the market, says the research firm.

IBM AIX and HP-UX saw single-digit growth year-over-year. Oracle got the biggest bump, after purchasing Sun Microsystems and getting Solaris with it.

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6 user comments

13.5.2011 18:01

2010 was a year and a half ago you know.


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23.5.2011 18:34

I always look at those numbers whenever someone with a MAC says, "When are you going to make software for us?"


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

33.5.2011 18:42

Microsoft should put some of that revenue and invest it into some better development for their mobile OS.

43.5.2011 19:03

Originally posted by Smacks:
Microsoft should put some of that revenue and invest it into some better development for their mobile OS.
Invest in people that know how to code in ARM and RISC, or in some more of those "How to code an OS" for dummies books.
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54.5.2011 2:56

I must be going blind... I thought it said "...dropped by 78%..." haha.

Andre, what do you mean by Mac OSX figures being skewed?

I would hardly have thought they were that minuscule, I seem to see MacHeads all the time in forums... perhaps there's nothing else to do with OSX (kidding).


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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65.5.2011 8:42

"Revenue market share" = see how much more expensive Windows is???

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