According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (http://www.netmarketshare.com), the Mac OS X market share dipped slightly last month, while Safari and the iOS’ market share rose a bit.
According to the report, among operating systems, Mac OS X had 5.32% of the global market share in May compared to 5.40% in April (that’s global market share; in the US it’s almost 10%). 5.40% was the highest percentage ever for Mac OS X. Windows remains dominant with 88.69% as of May. That’s down from 88.91% in April.
When it comes to browsers, Safari had 7.28% in May compared to 7.15% in May, while Internet Explorer had 54.27% Firefox had 21.71% and Chrome had 12.52%. That compares to, respectively, April percentages of 55.92%, 21.80% and 11.57%, respectively, for the browsers.
The iOS’s market share also rose, according to NetMarketShare. It had 2.38% of the global market share in May compared to 2.24% in April.
NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.
— Dennis Sellers