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Windows 7 Leads the Pack as Most Used Desktop OS

By September 7, 2012May 11th, 2021Blog

Four years after Windows 7 was launched and released to the public, the operating system has finally sustained a lead over Window XP and the Mac OS. This particular version of Windows currently holds 42.76% of the market, compared to Windows XP’s 42.5%.

Windows 7’s share of the market has risen an average of 1% every month since its release. It’s held steady with the decline of Windows XP which has also roughly been around a 1% decline per month. Vista’s share has stayed consistent at about 6% of the market.

Some web tracking companies are saying that Windows 7 dominated the market some 13 months ago, while others say that Windows 7 easily represents over 50% of the market.

Windows 8, which is only available via a pre-release earlier this year, has less than a quarter of a percent of the market. Which means that overall, Windows – for desktops and laptop computers – holds some 92% of the current market.

Apple’s Mac OS X has taken the lead over Windows Vista, however, after they gained another percentage point last quarter. Mac OS X is now at 7.11% and Window’s Vista only takes a 6.1% share.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.