Microsoft Windows still the most widely used operating system
New data from comScore suggests that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is still the number one operating system when it comes to digital traffic market share. Despite the rapid growth in the mobile market with iOS and Android, Windows is still number one.
“The chart shows the share of platforms driving traffic to websites in the U.S. It’s not a perfect measure of which platform is the most used, but it’s a good short hand representation since most users surf the web with each operating system,” the report indicates.
In just a few months, between June and December of 2011, we see that Windows has lost a few points but still remains the number one operating system when it comes to digital traffic market share. Apple’s OSX operating system dropped a few points and iOS actually gained a few.
Critics will argue about comparing Windows and OSX to mobile platforms such as iOS and Android, but in reality, this chart simply puts what we already know into a chart. The mobile platform has grown in a lot over the past few years. Microsoft launched its new Windows Phone 7.5 platform and has been heavily pushing it. Google’s Android has grown immensely. Just think, only six years ago, Windows controlled 90% of the market. It will be interesting to see what this chart will look like a few years from now.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows