Vista use grows as Mac OS X stays flat

Contrary to belief Vista is actually doing better than some predicted. I don't think it deserves its nickname by some self proclaimed journalists as Windows ME 2 just yet. In all fairness to Microsoft, remember when XP needed significant security updates to bring it up to standards already common when it was released? Microsoft eventually delivered. - Steve

Windows Vista's share of online users has increased every month this year, while rival Mac OS X -- to which Vista has often been compared -- has shown little, if any, growth, a metrics company reports.

According to Net Applications, in June Windows Vista accounted for 4.52% of all systems that browsed the Web, up from January's 0.18%. Vista has grown its usage share each month since its release to consumers Jan. 30, hitting 0.93% in February, 2.04% in March, 3.02% in April and 3.74% in May. Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X, meanwhile, accounted for 6.22% in January and hit its high point of 6.46% in May, but it slipped back to 6% in June.

If Vista's uptake trend continues, it should pass Mac OS X in Web usage share by the end of August.

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