Windows 10: More Users Move to Windows XP Ahead of Windows 10 Launch

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  1. labeeman's Avatar
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       02 Feb 2015 #1

    More Users Move to Windows XP Ahead of Windows 10 Launch

    Windows XP support was ended in April 2014, and yet, more than 18 percent of the world's PCs are still running it, according to a new batch of stats provided by market share analyst NetMarketShare.

    No less than 18.93 percent of the computers in the world are currently powered by Windows XP, figures reveal, enough to become the second most popular OS in the world, after Windows 7 and ahead of Windows 8.1.

    But what's more surprising is that Windows XP actually managed to increase its market share in January 2015, which is an indication that some users are not yet impressed with Microsoft's new operating systems and prefer to stick to the ancient version released in 2001.
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  2.    02 Feb 2015 #1

    Total B.S.
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  3.    02 Feb 2015 #2

    Lee said: View Post
    Total B.S.
    I agree!
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  4.    02 Feb 2015 #3

    I don't even have to look at the link to know that this must be a softpedia article... AMIRITE? AMIRITE?

    There have been numerous articles from more legitimate sources talking about how the OS usage statistics of major analytics sites are messed up over the least few months. You'd think these guys as "journalists" would do some fact checking.

    PLEASE STOP LINKING TO SOFTPEDIA ARTICLES! They are horrible, typically factually incorrect, and often times plain and outright stupid.
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  5. labeeman's Avatar
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       02 Feb 2015 #4
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  6. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       02 Feb 2015 #5

    x-pers to 10 that is laughable :)
    Only if classic shell is compatible but then again it is for 7 and 8-8.1 so where's the login seems more like wishful dreaming :/
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  7.    02 Feb 2015 #6

    Hi there

    I suppose the same source will say LINUX runs on more IN HOUSE Ms machines than its own Windows.

    Well the last time I was in the USA I was reading a "Paper" (like the National Enquirer !!!!) which said that around 35% of the US population believed that they had been "abducted by Aliens".

    I'd just ignore any of those total rubbish articles.

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  8.    02 Feb 2015 #7

    Proably users who are to stuborn how to use a new os or people that don't know any better and just buy another computer when it dies out with what ever os it has and their pc simply hasn't died out yet. Honestly people should be running at least windows 7 or some linux distribution in this modern day age. No excuses really expect for maybe some legacy hardware possibly not working.
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       02 Feb 2015 #8

    I don't believe that the figures are related to a real massive increase in XP installs (>5% since November).

    I suspect that they have decided to re-include the XP data that they dropped in October & November.
    They just haven't bothered to tell anyone ( just like when they dropped the XP data).

    The long term trend seems reasonable (i.e. a slight decline in XP and a slight increase in W8.1).
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  10.    02 Feb 2015 #9

    labeeman said: View Post
    This is from Neowin, I have found most of their articles, fairly accurate and non-biased.

    It seems completely reasonable to me, that some people have software which will run on XP, so they use it, or they don't care about upgrading. Also even if Windows 10 is free for 7 and 8 users, there is no incentive to shift Vista or XP users to use it.

    I don't understand the indignation about the article, I liked XP (still do), it took me 3 years to switch over to Windows 7.
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