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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Windows 7, Windows 8 but Windows XP is still alive and has still some benefits

XP loses ground to Windows 7 but still top OS
by Lance Whitney | March 1, 2012 8:04 AM PST

Summary: The 10-year-old operating system saw its market share drop in February but it still commands a leading 45 percent.

Windows XP lost more users to Windows 7 last month, but the decade-old platform continues to hold on as the most popular operating system

Looking at OS stats for February, NetApplications found that XP's share of the market dipped to 45 percent from 47 percent in January. At the same time, Windows 7 grabbed 38 percent of all users, up from 36 percent the prior month.

The latest numbers show a trend in which XP has gradually lost share over time, while Windows 7 has picked up more customers. In February 2011, XP owned more than half of the market at 57 percent, while Windows 7 had just a 24 percent share. And though XP climbed slightly in January, it now seems on the decline once again.

Over the past year Windows 7 has been winning an extra percentage point or two most months and has risen steadily each month since its debut more than two years ago. The punching bag of operating systems--Windows Vista--has kept losing more of its audience, now resting with just 8 percent of the market.

See more why Windows XP is still competitive: http://news.cnet.com...t-still-top-os/