According to Google
If you are interested in playing with Google Trends you might
work out that Windows 7 is getting more interest than Snow
When Apple released Snow Leopard, Google hardly noticed the
fact, however when Windows 7 was released there was a huge spike in figures.
This interest has hardly gone away where as Snow Leopard... well let's
just say the interest is fairly flat.
Some have seen this as proof
that when Windows 7 comes out, those people who might have gone for Snow
Leopard are going to be more interested in Redmond's latest. This is
unlikely as fan boys will buy what ever Steve Jobs tells them is great. They
have done this for years and would stick a dog turd in their expensive
machines and praise it to the skies if Steve told them it was
What these figures show is that that Mac OS X never really
mattered at all. Its market share was too tiny and too niche to make even a
dent in Microsoft's monopoly. In short Apple were is an expensive toy in a
But that statement is equally abhorrent to Apple
fanboys who really believe that OSX has a larger chunk of the desktop market
than any sane person believes.
It is a pity that Linux was not better
equipped to deal with what will be Microsoft's second coming, but it seems
that the world has missed that chance and we will have to wait years before
anything gets the chance to unseat Redmond from its throne.