According to NetApplications, in July of 2010, “7″ had 13.70% webshare. In July 2011, “7″ has 27.87% webshare.
Assuming last year 1400 million PCs were online and this year 1500 million PCs were online, those shares come to 191.8 million and 418 million machines, an increase of 226.2 million machines of the 350 million machines produced. That’s only 65% attachment rate, 35% freedom rate. Are there really that many machines free of M$? About 5% are chained to Apple. A good number get XP illegally installed. Even the “pirates” must not like “7″ or GNU/Linux is taking over. Unfortunately, NetApplications seems to prefer USA in its stats and then is selective, so we don’t see GNU/Linux counted. They still claim that other OS has 87%. Are people putting “7″ off-line to protect it from malware?