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Summary

Windows XP support ended in April 2014 and since that Microsoft has kept reminding users that the latest system can receive updates and patches while operating. New search suggests that Windows XP is still a popular choice among global PC users. But the worst thing is that it actually gets more market share. Therefore, Windows XP which is still a first choice for important users does not completely vanish, but fight for survival.


According to the search, Windows XP takes up 4.59% market share at present, which makes it become the forth most popular Windows edition. Compared with the present top computer system – MacOS, Windows XP has a larger market share of desktop operating system.

In terms of lack of innovation, it is completely reasonable that Windows XP has declined over the past few years. However, the decline stopped in October 2017 and its market share jumped from 6.19% to 7.64%, but after that it started to fall again. The most surprising thing was that the market share increased by 0.78% on March 2018.

Windows XP is one of the most popular editions launched by Microsoft. The market share of Windows XP is reduced slowly, which proves that users are not ready to give it up and even though it has not been updated in nearly four years. Unfortunately, Windows XP is easily attacked by loopholes found in other Windows edition. Before, most of victim computers attacked by WannaCry are installed Windows XP.

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