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Wired: Microsoft Nearly 20 Years After Windows 95, Microsoft Is Lumbering Toward Cool Again.

Mashable: Windows 8 Surpasses Vista in Popularity

WinBeta: Windows 8 now claims a 5.10% market share, right behind Windows 7 and XP

TechCrunch: Chrome Starts To Take Off In Mobile Browser Share, But Android Dips Among Mobile Operating Systems

ZDNet:: New usage stats show Windows holding steady as PC sales drop

WinBeta: Windows 8 climbs to 3.82% market share as of April 2013, up by 0.65%

Softpedia: Internet Explorer Crowned the Number One Browser in April

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Archive for 2012-11-01

Mobile Browsing Share Exceeds 10% for the First Time

For the first time in our sample, browsing on mobile devices has exceeded 10% of all browsing.  This actually underestimates the total amount of browsing share on mobile devices, since our sample does not contain data on apps, like maps.

Windows 8 Released October 26th

Windows 8 was released on October 26th, so our reports only contain six days of October.  With this in mind, Windows 8 has risen to .41% of global desktop share.

Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 Surpasses 50% Usage Share in the U.S.; Surpasses 40% Usage Share Worldwide

With a gain of 1.9% last month, Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 surpassed 50% usage share in the United States – reaching 51.7%.  Worldwide, it gained 1.3% on Windows 7 reaching 40.3% usage share for the month of October.

Chrome Prerendering 11.1% Worldwide

Back in February, we began adjusting our usage share numbers based on prerendering functionality in Chrome, which has been shown to inflate Chrome browsing usage share.  In October, Chrome prerendering reached a high of 11.1% in our sample of websites - as compared to the initial 4.3% we saw in February when we began adjusting for prerendering.