Windows grabs more of the OS market

Microsoft's Windows operating system increased its online market share in February.

Microsoft's Windows operating system increased its online market share in February.

According to web analytics firm Net Applications, Microsoft grew its operating system share to 88.42%, from 88.2% in January.

Apple on the other hand lost 0.28%, and now holds 9.61% of the market. Linux went up slightly to 0.88%.

Microsoft's Windows XP is well ahead of Windows Vista in the market, holding 63.67%. Vista has 22.79%. In February, XP fell marginally and Vista was up slightly - in both cases the movements were well below 0.5%.

XP's continuing dominance illustrates the problems Microsoft is going to have persuading users to jump to the forthcoming Windows 7 OS, which is said to be very similar to the much aligned Vista.

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