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CNET News.com: Windows 95 remains most popular operating system

Jul 21, 1999, 19:49 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles)

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"Computer makers are the first to note that they ship more systems to corporate customers with Windows 95 than Window 98. ...few of the major PC companies will let an individual customer order Windows 95 as an option, which obviously boosts Windows 98 market share among consumers."

"Windows NT sales are also picking up dramatically... While NT has the smallest installed base, it has the fastest growth rate in terms of sales, as customers look for the easiest upgrade path to Windows 2000. ...NT showed surprising growth last year, accounting for 11 percent of the desktop operating system market."

"Linux garnered 2.1 percent of the desktop operating system [market, ahead of Windows 3.11, Unix, and OS/2]. Linux is more popular as a server operating system than as a desktop client, [IDC analyst Dan] Kusnetzky said, because there are far more applications written for Windows."

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