30 Years of Computer Market Share

ArsTechnica has a nice long discussion of personal computer market share over the past 30 years.

It’s been a long, strange trip for the personal computer over 30 years. Ars takes a look back at the comings and goings of players in the PC market, from Altair to Zeta OS, to see how we got where we are today.

One caveat about the numbers in this article: these are overall market share values, and if you’re interested in a particular niche market, they may not be as accurate. For example, Apple often touts its foothold in the creative professional market, and has a higher share of the education market than it does overall.

posted December 16, 2005 by eric

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