Microsoft’s Slow Decline

As I’ve mentioned many times before, the tech usage of our readership skews significantly from that of the population at large. Still, the trends are notable and in line with those broader movements.

Along those lines, August 2012 was the first month in TPM’s almost 12 year history when the percentage of visits coming from computers running on a Windows Operating System fell below 50%.

Relatedly, the percentages of users using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has fallen to just 16.8%.

To give some perspective, this time in the last presidential cycle (August 2008), the Operating System percentage was 72% and the browser number was 39%.

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