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April Fools, it's only 0.83%
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April Fools, it's only 0.83%

HAHAHAH! thumb.gif
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Well Wikimedia have lil different results

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems
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Well Wikimedia have lil different results

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

That includes mobile platforms, where as this article relates to desktop OS
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Apparently those 38.73% don't realize that XP will become a gaping security hole next year as Microsoft is finally dropping support for it. Probably they're mainly 3rd world countries, those folks who have been using the same computer for 8 years, large corporations, and those that are too stubborn to move on to a better OS that is Windows 7. I mean, heck, Vista only has a small fraction of the market share.

Funny how I see this comment on here once every month or so.

Microsoft is dropping consumer support for Windows XP. They will continue to provide corporate support for as long as enterprise class customers use it.

A) It has nothing to do with stubborness... Large corporations find XP to be perfectly acceptable especially given it runs better on older hardware and most large companies do not invest in cutting edge systems (no need for what we use them for) and have their own encryption, cloud backup and restore, as well as enterprise grade anti virus.

B) I assume that the US and Canada are 3rd world countries? rolleyes.gif

C) Many companies (Canadian and US banks for example, several of which I deal with) have had major conflicts when testing Win7 with their AR and database software systems (many of which are built on older Unix platforms). Windows 8 would likely be an even larger headache.

D) Finally it is also about cost. As an example, a bank I deal with that has it's head office in Canada has over 30,000 Windows XP licenses at both head office and branch level. One of their senior IT guys indicated that their assessment was that it would cost around $15,000,000 to move to Win7 (and this does not include downtime, software incompatibility issues, hardware upgrades, etc). Strictly software cost and labor.
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Wait to next year when XP starts to lose support by Microsoft and other developers. The Windows 8 adoption numbers will increase. The average mid-level computer sold in the last 3 years is still OP. So, this alone is slowing Windows 8 adoption. In fact, the average mid-level or better computer will be good for about another 3 years, by that time Windows 9 will be out and Windows 7 support will slowly decline...

I still love it when I read about someone upgrading to Ivy Bridge from Sandy Bridge. They are so clueless and just throwing money away.

With Intel improving the IGPU with every new generation and the adoption of mobile tech growing, I would expect to see people holding onto there computer until it dies or loses driver support from the device manufactures. I already sold my 2 ATX gaming rigs and have one MITX left, but rarely use it. I use a Macbook Pro and iPad for traveling and my Dell laptop for home use. My Dell running an i5 2.4GHz Intel HD3000 can stream one HD movie in one monitor and play Minecraft (Fancy graphics/far distance 56 FPS) in the other monitor, yes! At the same time. That is quite OP for the average user.

Windows 8 rules!!!
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38% still use XP, wow. It's so outdated by now.

Depends what you are using it for. XP handles everything a general user, small business, or even large corporations need: spread sheets, word documents, older software, etc... Remember these aren't people who need the bleeding edge for their PCs. While you say it is obsolete most of them will say it is tried, tested, true, and works. The old saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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I only just upgraded. Not going back.
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The hospital I work for still uses XP and I don't see them upgrading for a long time...
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I used windows 8 on my Grandmothers new laptop a few days ago. This was my first experience with it, and I think its absolutely terrible. IMO even if I had a touch screen laptop, I would not use windows 8.

You probably haven't used a touch screen device with windows 7, which is an even more terrible experience.
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