New data from NetMarketShare shows that market share for Mac has grown to almost 13.5% in the US and just over 6% worldwide - apparently boosted by the recent release of OS X Lion.
Apple Insider reports that Lion already accounts for an 1.03% share of the market – as compared to 1.17% for Leopard and 3.46% for Snow Leopard. Not bad give that Lion has only been out for a little over a month.
Oh, and then there’s Windows XP – a ten year old, unsupported OS – with a staggering 52% share, followed by Windows 7 with a bit over 30%.
It feels a little odd to me to see how tiny Mac’s worldwide share still is. I know so many people with Macs, online and in real life that I guess it becomes easy to forget how dominant Windows still is. Or at least that’s my excuse.
Here’s hoping Mac’s growth trend continues.