03 Jan 08Mac Market Share Hits 7.3%.

Good news for Apple as, according to Net Applications, Mac market share has hit 7.3%.

While this is indisputably laudable, digging deeper into the data reveals some interesting side-analysis.

  • Since Net Applications’ estimate is based on browser use, it may understate the Mac’s market share as many Mac owners always buy an extra unit to keep mint in the box.
  • Despite what many would expect, Linux was fourth rather than third. The third place system? The ENIAC. Seriously. It’s true. I’m not shitting you. Sounds incredible, I know, but there it is.
  • The Mac’s market share may be further understated as Net Applications consolidated its data on a Wednesday and that’s when comic books come out.
  • According to Net Applications, Mac users really like to surf porn sites. So do Windows users. Linux users, for some reason, tend to frequent porn sites with difficult to use interfaces, resulting in further frustration. Further because they’re already Linux users.
  • While the Mac’s market share is still a distant second to Windows, the data clearly shows that Mac users surf betterer than Windows users.
  • There are still people using Cyberdog. What the fuck, people?!

Apple declined to comment for this story since they were surrounded by fricking robots.

No Responses to “Mac Market Share Hits 7.3%.”

  1. TNox says:

    How do ENIAC surfers compare to Mac? Worserier? And Linux is probably right around badderest.


  2. Coolhandluke says:

    new record

  3. Coolhandluke says:

    and yeah, boo linux… and since this is my new record, im gonna stack these.

  4. digitalcowboy says:

    Top fivier!

  5. Biff Whammy says:

    Talk about market share, but no discussion of penetration? I’m deeply disappointed.

  6. Nxxx says:

    I only use one of my Macs, the other fourteen are kept in air conditioned luxury.
    I did my bit, what about you?

  7. OMGHAX says:

    Meanwhile, your mother’s market share reached 69%!

    Oh snap!

  8. Coolhandluke says:

    I only use my powerbook, the rest are kept pressure sealed in a locked down titanium safe with robot guards. But in light of recent events i may call them off…

  9. MCJE says:

    Actually, that’s probably just the installed base. Mac market share has probably been over 10% for a while.

  10. Ace Deuce says:

    Tenthiest !

  11. ‘leven. I’m just saying.

  12. Carbonfish says:

    Thirteen disguised as 12

  13. Ace Deuce says:

    Is a Mac a Mac when the user is running XP in a virtual machine? What if Safari is masquerading as Windows IE? Are we including all the servers and kiosks? What about iPhones–aren’t they just puny, differently-abled little Macs? It’s important to define one’s terms and contextualize, so that people can properly evaluate the importance of the data. And we need hard data to back up our neener-neeners.

    At my house, the Mac has 100% of the market share and installed base. That’s an irrefutable fact.

  14. z-man-the-mac-guy says:

    i have used cyberdog in the past two years. it’s on my PowerMac G3 All-in-One, which i use primarily to sync with my Newton MP2100 in a native environment.



  15. Huh? says:

    I declare this post betterer than anyone else’s.

    It is.

    Trust me.

  16. CB says:

    I guess I’m so late that I’ll have to read the post first.

  17. buthidae says:

    My iPod Socks are betterer than your iPod Pants™

  18. CB says:

    Do I get a prize for being 18?

  19. Rip Ragged says:

    I think my Mac gets a special dispensation because it’s in a really garish and hideous armoire. I’m talkin’ FUH-GLEE. I mean, the only reason there isn’t a Western Electric black dial phone next to it is because my wife took it for her make-up table. Motherfucker looks like a display in an antique shop. So I’m pretty sure they didn’t count mine.

    I wouldn’t.

    If you decide to drink two pots of high-test coffee during the day, it’s probably best not to follow up at dinner with chile rellenos, beef enchilada, rice, beans, and three glasses of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. If you do, you might find yourself up taking antacid writing idiotic comments in the wee hours of the morning.

    On the other hand, I’m really hoping to break into the twenties, here.

  20. Sudo Nym says:

    I continue to use Cyberdog because Cyberdog continues to rule.

    OpenDoc has tons of potential.

  21. Apple Lopsider says:

    Cyberdogs? Man, that game was great. Shooting bad guys, picking up teddybears… what’s not to love.

  22. Hoi! says:

    Just wait until the Mac’s market share reaches 70.3%. Almost everywhere you will see a Mac of some kind or other in different places. Hopefully, in the time that the market share grows, the number of viruses, Trogan Horses, and worms for Mac OS X will not grow with it.

  23. There was also detected one copy of WorldWideWeb, the very first web browser, created by Tim Berners-Lee.

    In fact, it was Lee himself using it on a NeXT Cube. Net Applications was so impressed that he was still using WorldWideWeb, that they gave him the prize for being the biggest dweeb to have created the Internet.


  24. Aaron says:

    You laugh about Cyberdog, but now that the new iCab is out I expect an update any day now.

  25. greenacres2003 says:

    “Betterer”??? Did you bother to do spell-check? Reminds me of the time a work-buddy used the phrase, “More funner”.

  26. ripragged says:

    Ha! More funner. That’s even funnierer than betterer. The bestest.

  27. Tim says:

    Hey! I built the original Cyberdog website for Apple*! How can you talk crap about the best browser on the market? Sure I got yelled at by the Dog team when I demoed the site using Netscape, but still don’t diss the dog!

    *I was 21 at the time. Please forgive me.

  28. The Miner MiNes and The Assayer As says:

    Fricking Robots? With an “s”?! Do you mean to say that not only JFC was there, but Jessica Fricking Alba as well? Or how about Marisa Fricking Miller? Or maybe even Be-Fricking-yonce?!

    Oh, wait… those are all Entities, not robots.

    [SIGH] Never mind.

  29. Gary says:

    Nice toothbrush prediction but will it be web appliance?

  30. Psyko says:

    Nxxx, you’re slacking. I see your 15 Macs and raise you a few hundred.

    Oh, and who are all these people? I don’t recognize anybody here.

    Oh, and Moltz, I still want my stupid bagel shirt.


  31. Ace Deuce says:


    Where ya been? In case you’re lost, here’s the Tera-Post:


  32. FilmPhotoWeb says:

    I’ve seen clips where people are abusing CyberDog. Disgusting.


  33. Zo says:

    well, then … moof.

    dammit, you made me cry. try not to mention cyberdog again. things used to be so *cute.*

  34. Psyko says:

    I’ve been in England looking for Cai! Well, only for a month. Then I was just busy fighting off the greatest fighting force in the world: the Work Force. Teh Suk I tell you!


  35. 7.3% – Miniscule! FOFLOL

  36. claris-the-dog-cow says:


    [Bites Steve Ballmer on the leg]