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I saw this image on Wikipedia and was wondering if a similar chart existed for Mac vs. PC?

Usage share of web browsers: February 2010

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Just for nitpickyness: Macs are PCs too and were even marketed as such in the G4/G5 era. Technically there are no differences :-) –  Joey Sep 13 '09 at 7:16
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Technically, sure, but Apple tries very hard to make sure their software is only compatible with their hardware. –  Nick Retallack Sep 13 '09 at 7:47
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@Nick - That's because Apple's a jerk. –  Fake Name Mar 5 '10 at 0:52

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StatCounter hosts some stats that they collect through their stats package: StatCounter GlobalStats. The graph is available as a bar or line graph for trends over time but not a pie graph.

Interestingly, Mac OS X is about 4% worldwide according to their stats, but it's ~9% and ~10% in Canada and the States respectively.

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PCs absolutely dominate in Asia, Africa, and most parts of Europe because the hardware is dirt cheap and Windows is widely pirated. Buying legal copies of Windows is almost unheard of. –  Barry Brown Sep 13 '09 at 5:19
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Since (almost) every new computer includes a license of Windows, I'd say the majority of used Windows installations comes from that angle. Sure, nobody ever buys Windows separately, but I don't think that equals having no legal license. –  Joey Sep 13 '09 at 7:23
    
@Johannes - Yes, but even amongst more techy people who generally build their computers from scratch (and hence don't receive OEM windows), buying windows is still unheard of. –  samjetski Sep 13 '09 at 10:18
    
If no-one would buy Windows in those regions, why would Microsoft still be investing money in localisations then? –  Arjan Sep 13 '09 at 14:46
    
@Arian - Corporations buy windows, and OEMs who resell there bundle windows, which they buy. It's just uncommon on a personal level. –  Fake Name Mar 5 '10 at 0:53

Per Net Applications Market Share application:

  • Windows 93.06% (93.04%)
  • Mac 4.87% (4.86%)
  • Linux 0.94% (1.05%)
  • iPhone 0.33% (0.30%)
  • JavaME 0.31% (0.29%)
  • Symbian 0.14% (0.14%)
  • Windows Mobile (0.04%)
  • All others combined (0.10%)

Pie chart illustrating operating system marketshare

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Citation needed. –  Richard Hoskins Sep 13 '09 at 13:00
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You should have linked that to this: xkcd.com/285 –  Lucas McCoy Sep 13 '09 at 16:17
    
"Per Net Applications Market Share application:" What more citation could I have provided? –  TomB Sep 14 '09 at 0:58
    
how about a source? ;p –  Journeyman Geek Mar 4 '10 at 23:48
    
@Lucas McCoy, +1 you gotta love that cartoon... I feel this one is appropriate here to: xkcd.com/323 –  trolle3000 Mar 5 '10 at 0:19

According to this, North America have almost %11 of the market. I guess you will get different numbers for each region.

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