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Happy Birthday! Windows XP is 10 Years Old!


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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:26 PM

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Ten years ago, on October 25, 2001, Windows XP was released!

Windows XP has still been the world's most popular operating system, until September, according to StatCounter, surpassed in market share by Windows 7. The OS was introduced in 25 languages around the globe, but did not sell well initially. Within the first three days after launch, only 260,00 copies were sold in the U.S. Windows XP only gained traction when drivers became available and system vendors began offering computers with XP preinstalled.

By 2006, XP had reached a milestone of 400 million active copies, according to an IDC analyst. The successor Windows Vista was launched in January of 2006, but enthusiasts as well as the notebook segment held on to XP and widely rejected Vista. Microsoft announced the discontinuance of Windows XP several times, but delayed the end of retail sales until June 30, 2008. OEM distribution of XP ended on October 22, 2010. Extended support for XP users is still available until April 8, 2014.

Even if it is a decade old, Windows XP is far from being dead. StatCounter suggests that Windows XP lost its OS market share leadership position to Windows 7 this month. Windows 7 has 40.41 percent of the market, while XP has fallen to 38.51 percent. This is still far more than Vista ever reached; Vista peaked at 23.60 percent in October of 2009.

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#2 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:19 PM

Happy birthday XP. You were amazing but now I've found someone better.

#3 SurB86

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:38 PM

Happy b'day XP. We don't need you anymore. :lol:

#4 Chrominator

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:39 PM

Die!

#5 Frylock86

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

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#6 _akier_

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:19 AM

Those two years of our togetherness was awesome. You made me do so many things to you and it was fun. Now I have someone better.

#7 Dan12

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

Wow!! 10 Years!! :)

#8 celeron

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

I think windows XP is legend version of windows produce by Microsoft. Now Windows 7 is taking it's place, But still XP have it's own beauty.

I use windows 8 developer preview so far, it's not good enough for me and also as we know it's not even beta, so more amazing things about windows 8 is about to discover.

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