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 desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 6.46% of the global market share in November compared to 6.94% in October (that’s global market share; in the US it’s almost 10%). Windows remains dominant with 92.23% as of November. That’s up from 91.86% in October.

When it comes to browsers, Safari had 5% in November. Internet Explorer had 52.64%, Firefox had 22.14% and Chrome had 18.18%. That compares to, respectively, October percentages of 5.43%, 52.63%, 22.51% and 17.62%, respectively, for the browsers.
The iOS’s still dominated in November, according to NetMarketShare. It had 54.04%, compared to 19.69% for Java ME,16.72% for Android, 5.27% for Symbian and 3.18% for Blackberry. That compares to 61.50%, 12.81%, 18.86%, 2.48%, respectively, in October. And November saw an all-time high for iOS.

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