Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista
Windows 7 has overtaken Windows XP as the world’s most popular desktop operating system, marking the end of the venerable OS’ reign over the PC world.
Windows 7’s market share stands at 42.76 percent compared with Windows XP’s 42.5 percent, according to figures from Web-tracking company Net Applications for the month of August.
Microsoft has seen Windows 7’s share rise by roughly 1 percentage point month-on-month for around the past year — about the same level of decline seen in Windows XP — while Vista’s share has remained static at around 6 percent over the past quarter.
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