Windows XP Still Far from a Dead Operating System

Windows XP support officially came to an end in April 2014, and since then, Microsoft has constantly reminded users of the benefits of running an up-to-date operating system that still receives security updates and patches.

This made very little difference, as new statistics show that Windows XP remains one very popular choice for PC users across the world, and the worst thing, it actually gains market share. So instead of getting closer to its complete demise, Windows XP fights for survival and remains the platform of choice for an important number of users.

In terms of numbers, Windows XP is currently at 4.59% market share, which makes it the fourth most popular Windows version, with bigger share than the top macOS version right now.

Windows XP gradually declined in the last couple of years, and this perfectly makes sense given the lack of updates. The drop, however, ended in October 2017 when Windows XP jumped from 6.19% to 7.64%, only to start losing ground on… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.