Despite the fall, the OS remains the most popular operating system in the world.
Windows 7 was the main reason for the decline of its older brother, with the new OS moving up to 27.92 percent.
Apple's Mac OS X continued its rise, as well, shooting to 5.56 percent share.
Microsoft's "failed" Vista OS controlled third with 9.27 percent share, followed by the iPhone, JavaME, the iPad and Android with much smaller percentages.
Full figures here: NetApplications OS version trend
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Aug 2011 2:12