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« on: January 13, 2017, 06:03:33 AM »

Some trends never go out of fashion. Such as this trend of continuing to use Windows XP, years after Microsoft has officially pulled the plug on one of its most popular operating systems.

The retired OS actually managed to increase its share in December.

No, seriously.

Surprising as that may see, some people still find a good reason to install this 15 years old operating system, even when there are so many alternatives available — including direct successors to what is well and truly an ancient piece of software.

The statistics provided by NetMarketShare for the month of December 2016, confirm that Windows XP actually recovered last month and is now, once again, running on more than 9% of the desktop computers across the globe.

This very much makes it the world’s third most popular desktop OS.

What’s even more, worrisome is that despite the occasional downs in market share, it has most been up for Windows XP. People continue to deploy this OS on their computers, even as Windows XP no longer receives support and patches from Microsoft since April 2014.

Making it a very vulnerable platform now.

Sure, it has dropped in usage. But while it went from 10.09% in Mary 2016 to 9.78% the next month, it grew back up again to even taller heights in July. Heights of 10.34%. Declines again continued until November, when its share upped from 8.27% the month before to 8.63%.

And now this growth has reached 9.07%

These are reasons that are hard to actually understand, even as Microsoft continues to push all users, in particular, corporate users, to make the move to Windows 10, the latest version of its operating system.


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