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New stats: Windows XP still above 25%, usage declines just barely as support ends
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New stats: Windows XP still above 25%, usage declines just barely as support ends

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You’ll must pry Windows XP out of their chilly, lifeless arms, apparently.

marketshareAs support for Windows XP ended final month, all these efforts by Microsoft to get customers to improve to new variations of Windows had barely an influence on precise usage, in line with new numbers launched by the Web Market Share analysis service.

Windows XP’s worldwide market share got here in at 26 p.c for April, down just 1.5 share factors from the earlier month.

Usage of Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s latest working system, rose by 1 share level to almost 6 p.c market share, in line with the Web Market Share numbers. Windows 7 rose by half of a share level, to just over 49 p.c.

The numbers illustrate how entrenched Windows XP has change into, significantly at some firms and enormous establishments. In addition they assist to elucidate why Microsoft begrudgingly decided to include Windows XP among the many variations that acquired a patch this week for a high-profile safety flaw in Web Explorer.

Right here’s a have a look at the development over time.

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