In research that will surprise few, has revealed that Microsoft "dominates the operating systems market online".

The research shows that Windows has a global-usage share of 97.34 per cent.

Apple's Mac operating system is second-placed, with 1.49 per cent, while Linux accounts for 0.51 per cent, OneStat claims.

The results stem from research based on a sample of two million Web surfers in 100 countries.