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Windows XP Market Share Dropped Big Time


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#1 Ultimate John

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

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Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7.

Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share to post a December average of 46.5 percent, a new low for the aged OS in the tracking of Web metrics firm Net Applications. The month's fall nearly matched the record 2.5-point drop of October.

In the four months from September to December, XP jettisoned more than 11 percent of its share as of September 1, falling by nearly six percentage points during the period.

The four months prior to that -- May through August -- XP lost only 3.4 points, or about 8.5 percent of the share it owned as of May 1.

Windows 7 has been the beneficiary of XP's decline, gaining 2.4 percentage points last month to reach 37 percent.

To see the complete overview of Operating System marketshare, click here.

#2 Frylock86

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:30 PM

I hope people make 2012 the year they finally ditch Windows XP.

#3 JKTJogi

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

Good news! XP must die!

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