Market Share Comparisons and Predictions


May 1996

Industry sources predicted in 1992 ( top figure ) that NT would capture 37 percent of the market for operating systems by 1996, with all Unix versions combined capturing only 7 percent.

Yet by 1995 ( middle figure ), NT had obtained only 1 percent of the OS market, even less than Unix's 2-percent share.

That doesn't stop predictions that by 1999 ( bottom figure ) Windows NT will have 41 percent of the market, while Unix is projected to have 2 percent.

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