Windows XP persists despite imminent demise

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (2 years, 7 months ago)

The end date for support for Windows XP is only a month away, yet this seems to have had no effect on its users. After a boom at the beginning of the new year, statistics have shown that the ageing OS has seen a further jolt in its shares, going from 29.3 percent to 29.5 percent.

The figure may seem paltry, but is significant as far as Microsoft’s current situation goes. With sales for Windows 7 and 8 dropping, the tech giant has pushed even harder for XP users to upgrade to its successors as soon as possible. One exception has been made in the form of the Chinese market, which Microsoft has said it will keep sending XP security support to – perhaps an extension to the rest of the world should be considered, circumstances given. Either way, it goes without saying that this isn't the last we've heard of the popular OS. 

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