Windows XP Still King of Operating Systems After 10 Years – Windows 7 Catching Up
I had no idea that so many still use Windows XP after all this time. I suppose “if it aint broke don’t fix it” is what most are adhering to.
Windows XP is still the dominant OS after more than ten years, butWindows 7 continues to narrow the gap.
XP ended last year with a 46 percent slice of the OS market, according to December data from NetApplications. Though impressive after a decade, that number proved a hefty drop in use for XP, which kicked off 2011 with a 55 percent share and has fallen each month since then.
On the upswing, Windows 7 rang out the year with almost 37 percent of the market, a solid gain from 22 percent last January and further proof of its ongoing monthly growth. – CNET
It’s interesting that the 2 successors, Windows Vista and Windows 7, still haven’t caught up with XP, yet Windows is getting ready to release another operating system soon – Windows 8. What Windows really needs to do is find a way to make XP more obsolete so people will find more reason to want to upgrade. But of course, that would just be evil of them…