According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (, the market share for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS all rose last month.

According to the report, among operating systems, Mac OS X had 5.37% of the global market share in June compared to 5.32% in May (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 88.29% as of June. That’s down from 88.69% in May.

When it comes to browsers, Safari had 7.48% in June compared to 7.28% in May, while Internet Explorer had 53.68% Firefox had 21.57% and Chrome had 13.11%. That compares to, respectively, May percentages of 54.27%, 21.71% and 12.52%, respectively, for the browsers.

The iOS’s market share also rose, according to NetMarketShare. It had 2.63% of the global market share in June compared to 2.38% in May.

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