Windows XP was fastest growing OS in February

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 05 2014 @ 11:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In what seems like a blast from the past, the latest NetMarketShare data shows that Microsoft's ancient Windows XP was the fastest growing operating system in February 2014. The OS saw its marketshare rise from 29.23 percent to 29.53 percent month-over-month, quite remarkable considering support for XP is ending next month.

In the same period, Windows 7 saw its use slide from 47.49 percent to 47.31 percent, while Windows 8.x use slipped from 10.58 percent to 10.48 percent.
There are all sorts of reasons Netmarketshare's data could be erroneous, but even if XP's market share isn't growing it is still extraordinary that it it remains installed on almost one in three PCs. Anecdotally, a great many XP machines reside in developing nations: your correspondent certainly saw a fair bit of XP in places like Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam last year.
Source: The Register


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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