Windows 7 Failure?

So I was checking out CNN today and I found this article titled Mac share grew after Windows 7 debut.

In the article, you’ll see some gems such as this:

If Microsoft (MSFT) was hoping that the launch of Windows 7 would halt the erosion of its operating system market share — and curb further inroads by Apple (AAPL) — there is no evidence that it’s working yet.

In fact, preliminary data released overnight Sunday by Net Applications show Mac OS X’s Internet share growing by 2.73% in October, from 5.12% to 5.26%.

Wow…really? Up 2.73%! Holy crap they’re kicking the crap out of Microsoft. Sell your M$ stock…they’re royally f*cked now!

Not quite.

Microsoft is still at 92.54% of the market share if you can trust these numbers, which are probably pretty accurate. So for those keeping track at home, that means that Microsoft is only up by say 87 points. Its still not even close people. So even though this is a CNN article that links to their site, I wouldn’t read too much into this one. Is Apple making some gains, sure. But they’re still so far behind its not even funny.

And I’m an Apple fan!

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