December 15, 2012
The new Mary Meeker’s Presentation On The State Of The Web contains a slide that’s basically a snapshot of a gigantic landslide.
It took Microsoft 10 years to go from zero to 80% of the market and it will take even fewer years to go from 95% to 15% or less.
July 4, 2010
While nobody likes Microsoft, and Apple has recently topped their market capitalization, Microsoft remains to be a very strong business. There is a good post Microsoft by the numbers that shows it.
A few of my favorites:
Apple Net income for fiscal year ending Sep 2009. [source]
Google Net income for fiscal year ending Dec 2009. [source]
Microsoft Net Income for fiscal year ending June 2009. [source]
What? Microsoft makes the same amount of money as Apple and Google COMBINED?
Linux Server market share in 2005. [source]
Predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005). [source]
Actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009. [source]
The Linux Servers were predicated to make Windows Server irrelevant one day. Looks like Linux is the loser now.
Number of Windows 7 licenses sold, making Windows 7 by far the fastest growing operating system in history.[source]
Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2008. [source]
Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2009. [source]
Android, Chrome OS, anyone?