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Millions Still Using Windows XP


Millions Still Using Windows XP

First unveiled way back in 2001, Microsoft’s long-defunct Windows XP operating system is still alive and kicking among some pockets of users, according to data from NetMarketShare. The operating system was loved so much that it is still used by many users even though Microsoft ended support in 2014.

As of last month, 1.26% of all laptops and desktop computers worldwide were still running on the 19-year-old OS. That’s a greater proportion than much younger operating systems Windows 8 (0.57%), ChromeOS (0.42%) and Windows Vista (0.12%).

Windows 10, the latest operating system released by Microsoft in 2015, is the most used operating system with a market share of 56.42. It is followed by Windows 7, one of Microsoft’s most popular operating systems, with a market share of 26.03%.

Looking at the data, it seems that Microsoft has a great market dominance between desktop and laptop operating systems. The top two are Windows 10 and Windows 7, which account for 82% of the total market, followed by MacOS X 10.15 with 3.49%. Right after that, Windows 8.1, also a Microsoft product, is located with a 3.21% market share.


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