Despite Apple’s gains, Microsoft dominates the World Wide Web



Source: Net Market Share

“There’s no evidence that the marketplace is abandoning Windows to any significant degree.”

So wrote ZDNet Windows guru Ed Bott in a blog post Sunday that’s getting some attention today. Bott went looking for data to support the widespread impression that Apple AAPL is gaining on Microsoft MSFT . Using data from Net Market Share, which tracks what devices are accessing its clients through the Internet, he produced a lovely chart, copied below the fold, that shows the growth of OS X and iOS over the past three years.

What he didn’t offer was the pie chart from the same data, above, that best makes his point: That it’s still a Windows world.

Below: Bott’s chart.



Source: Ed Bott's Microsoft Report

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