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skewed results are skewed.

These "stats" are taken from StatCounter - do ppl know what StatCounter is lol?

If the majority of the ppl in the US visited dodgy sites using StatCounter's snooping hitcounter and cookies, then they might be able to claim these results are accurate - but the truth is only a small minority would frequent such websites and so the "stats" gathered would be in no way a true representation of the majority of US desktop users.
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I was applying for an office assistant job in a government department job and i was shocked when they advertised that they wanted people with good knowledge of Windows 2000 and Office XP
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Why do people still install XP on new machines? I can see how they just wouldn't upgrade an old computer, but...
Compatibility? Performance? I run XP on my skt 939.
 
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What's the Other category?

The only OS's I can think of are Linux, Windows and OSX...?
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whats the other? unix? osx is part of unix, as is linux?
Other is anything not the other three.

Older versions of Windows, BSD, BeOS, DOS (and yes some have working internet connections), OS/2, and anything else that someone happens to be using online that got counted.
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i love xp myself, but at the end of the day less xp means less dx9 games and more dx10/11 development.
That might be true if they actually made games for the pc anymore instead of for crappy consoles. But I do get your point.

Loved xp but it is time for it to pass the torch. I know that the company I work for started the first quarter of this year to upgrade all its computers to 7. I would guess company wide around 30k. A few companies of that size do that and it significantly swings market share. My guess is that is where the majority of xp users still are.
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I don't believe it.Every damn office or business I walk into is still using xp around here where I live.
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A lot of businesses use xp and even nt and 2000 due to cost.
Eg in a school library they had a book id scanner that worked in nt, but when new computers arrived with xp the software upgrade would cost 500 $.
So the scanner lies there unused and they type your lent books manually, which is time consuming.

Since old games and emulation are my priority, few apps i bought work on xp and i use ubuntu for the web (untrusted sites mainly) there is no need for 7 yet.For the future there is also ReactOS.

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Vista>XP, XP goes slow as hell after installing programs and using it for more than a month.
There is a solution and it works very well.
Http://www.disktrix.com
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for home use XP needs to die
I wish business would move to win7 and office... office 2003 still reigns... unfortantely
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All the computers at my Uni still run XP, and they're still buying hundreds of new computers every year and installing XP on them.

The problem for the Uni, and many businesses are in the same boat I imagine, is that their account software is designed for XP, not 7. So its either all the computers run XP or 7, and the cost of upgrading and configuring thousands of computers from XP to 7 would be huge.
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all the computers at my school still runs XP, and they put on the classic UI, so it looks like it's pre-xp aka 2000, 98 and such. looks extremely ugly; my eyes are used to discrete graphics and translucent aero interface. good thing i never have to use the computer lab

but for home use, why the hell would you want to install XP on your new PC? O_o

XP must die imo. the faster it dies, the earlier we'll see more games on DX10/11.
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