How many peoples use mac os instead of windows?

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  1. wrxsnow

    wrxsnow Registered

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    In China,most people use windows. Only about 3% use mac
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    In my household it's 100% Mac. Granted, there's Windows via Parallels, too, but only for testing webpages on IE, basically.
     
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    nixgeek Mac of the SubGenius! :-)

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    In my household, it's an even balance of GNU/Linux and Mac OS (both Classic and X). The only computer running Windows is my wife's laptop, which is having some hardware issues right now (yeah, not Windows' fault, but you never know ;)).
     
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    4 comps in house. Mines the only mac. Im from UK
     
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    Qion Uber Nothing

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    I have three Macs and one PC in my home. I have one Mac in my studio, and a mix of Macs and PC's at work.

    Apple's market share is still substantially smaller than Microsoft's, but Macs are selling extremely well and Apple's brand identity continues to strengthen. I'd like to hear that our market share is over 10% by Christmas...
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    In some specific markets, but I think overall we're still fighting below 5%.
     
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    The Mac version of Microsoft Office accounts for 20 percent of U.S. retail sales according to NPD.Mac users account for 10 percent of retail Windows Vista Business and Ultimate sales. link

    So if Micorosoft has 95 % of the market .. of that 95 % an additional 10-20 % are Mac users? :p
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, that's the price we pay for _also_ being Windows users via BootCamp, Parallels etc. We further marginalize the Mac. :)
     
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    icemanjc I'm cool, I have a mac.

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    All mac in my house and we have about 4 computers.
     
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    i wonder what people use....
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    darn, now you've taken away the fun conclusion that apple has 90 to 100% market share!!! ;)
     
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    chevy Maverlous Da Vinci Staff Member

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    Europe is like China for Mac proportion. Some reports show that it may be changing in USA, we'll see.
     
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    The percentage of home computers that are Macs in America should be much higher than the overall market share. Windows' market share is made up far more of business users and embedded systems than the Mac OS's. Also, market share numbers are calculated by computers sold, and Macs tend to stay in service longer than PCs, so that also skews the numbers. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual user base in America is closer to 10%, perhaps even higher among home users.

    There are no good statistics on the matter, though, at least not that I'm aware of. Just market share, which doesn't give a complete picture at all.
     
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    What is market share:

    1) Percentage of MACs sold per year

    2) Percentage of Users using MAC

    3) Percentage of Users using a certain OS for at least some time


    Remember that also a lot users are using multi-platform, so while 100 systems are sold, maybe the number of OS used on those systems maybe a bit higher (MAC and BOOTCAMP = 2x OS, just like WINDOWS & UNIX, or back a while '98 and windows 2000).

    So what are we talking about, phsical sales, actual number of systems in use, actual users of the OS.

    Be happy the MAC part is not that big as we are less interesting target for makers like SPYARE and VIRUS-stuff.

    I have 2 powermac's and 1 XP pc (just for 1 program, not available on mac). Would love to clean up my desktop and throw it out, but that will not be possible on short notice.


    Good luck, Kees
     
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    Is that including / excluding SPAM ? lol

    Because over 93 % of mail = SPAM there is little room for Windows Users sending MAIL ...


    Good luck, Kees
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    Market share is "percentage of Macs sold". Per year, per quarter, whatever. It's not user-centric, it's vendor-centric. The Mac has a market-share of the PC market as well as the PC OS market. The important thing for _Apple_ is the market share of the PC market.
    What _we're_ interested in is the user-centric PC OS _useage_, because we're mostly wondering along the lines of "out of 100, how many people are Mac people" or something like that. We hope that to be at least one out of ten these days, and depending on where you are and who you socialise with, that percentage has been reached - or not.
     
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    I was just making the differentation as different numbers were posted, and it is confusing if you are not sure which share is meant.

    Still it is fun to see the reactions on this subject.


    Keep on going, Kees
     
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    fryke Moderator Staff Member

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    I know. :)
     
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    my household, 5 computers. Mine only Mac, two XP desktop, one XP laptop, one Vista Business laptop (dont ask why business, just personal use). until a new roommate move in. make that 6 computer, two mac! woot!

    my college have mix of Dell and iMac. those iMac is for mutlimedia use only (cant use it for your own reason :( ) recently those Dell used to have Xp now switch to Vista... it painfully slow now..... make me want to big crapola slap that IT guy for making that move to Vista!
     

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