Thanks to the corporate market that heavily relies on Windows XP systems even more than 10 years after the operating system’s launch, Windows 7 has surpassed XP market share on a single day for the first time. According to StatCounter, Windows 7 posted 40.14% share on August 28 versus 39.2% for Windows XP. During weekdays, XP still has a 4 point lead, which explains that the old operating system has still the edge in the monthly average.
StatCounter estimated XP share at 42.58% in August, followed by Windows 7 with 37.68%. At the current pace, Windows 7 will need another 2 months to pass XP permanently. Net Applications believes that is a greater distance between the two operating systems and said that XP had about 52.46% of the market and Windows 7 just 30.60%.