Titbit: Windows 7 Finally Overtakes Windows XP

According to Net Applications sometime in August the number of installed copies of Windows 7 finally exceeded the number of installed copies of Windows XP. But only just.

The numbers from Net Applications show 42.76 percent for Windows 7 and 42.52 percent for Windows XP.

The fact that is has taken Windows 7 so long to finally get in front of the ten year old Windows XP operating system just goes to show how reliable and liked Windows XP was.

But even as Windows 7 just managed to pip Windows XP, as most of us know, we are now only weeks away from the release of the very different touch-screen Windows 8/RT.

Following are the numbers released by Net Applications for the Top 5 operating systems installed on our desktop and notebook computers:

  • Windows 7, 42.76%
  • Windows XP, 42.52%
  • Windows Vista, 6.15%
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 2.45%
  • Mac OS X 10.6, 2.38%

With all of its versions of Windows that are out there Microsoft still controls 92 percent of the computer market.