Operating System and browser use statistics

Ars Technica recently posted an interesting summary of usage stats for operating systems and web browsers on desktop, laptop, and mobile computing platforms.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Almost half of all computers are running Windows 7, and a third still run Windows XP.
  • Internet Explorer is used on over half of all computers.
  • There is still a sizable population of computers running Internet Explorer 6.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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