Windows XP Remains The Most Used OS During April

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Windows XP has been one of the most wildly popular operating systems around the globe. From developed nations to developing economies, it has been loved for its simplicity and user-friendliness and readily adopted. Recently, Microsoft announced that it will be relinquishing its support for Windows XP by April 8, 2014.

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However, Microsoft’s announcement or the rising popularity of Windows 7, hasn’t significantly affected the popularity of Windows XP. During the month of April, a report suggests that Windows XP was still the most used OS. Windows 7 is definitely grabbing up a greater share of the market over time but XP still remains very popular.

According to the report, XP enjoys some 45% of the market share while Windows 7 is about to touch 40%. Windows Vista, naturally because its problematic and heavy and became it earned a notorious fame because of these traits, is nearly dead.

There are, however, other reports that show that Windows 7 has taken over Windows XP. For instance, StatCounter states that Windows XP currently has a market share of 31.8 percent while that of Windows 7 has risen to 47.5 percent.

As soon as Microsoft’s much-anticipated Windows 8 comes, it will inevitably divide the market further. In the long run, the share of Windows XP will definitely fall while that of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will rise but in the developing economies, Windows XP will continue to be a thriving OS.

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