What the Heck? Is M$ reverting a bunch of machines to XP? Why? Maybe they plan on making XP immortal… Maybe they finally NATed their machines and allowed the community to shine… It just goes to show that NetApplications counts something but it sure isn’t matched with usage of an OS in the real world yet some trumpet NetApplication’s data to “prove” that GNU/Linux share of PCs is ~1%. Maybe all the schools and governments with rafts of NATed PCs are not being counted properly.
UPDATE Well, history has been revised. NetApplications now shows ~70% for “7” and ~25% for XP over that time-frame… I guess their “quality assurance” people are massaging the data.