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Not dead yet: Windows XP somehow gained market share last month

04
Feb
2014

With Microsoft dropping support for Windows XP in April, you would think people would start moving on to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Apparently they aren’t and instead, Windows XP’s market share is increasing. According to the latest report from Net Market Share, XP’s market share increased from 28.98% in December to 29.23% in January. Net Market Share measures usage and not install base, so it is unlikely that the increase is from people making the jump from Windows 95 to Windows XP. Whatever the cause, Microsoft can’t be thrilled that over a quarter of all desktops run a decade-old OS while just over 10% run Windows 8 or 8.1. While Microsoft is dropping support for XP on April 8th,

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