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With just one year of support left, Windows XP clings to 39% market share

Consideration, Windows XP customers: The clock is ticking. Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP one year from at present, on April 8, 2014.

It will imply no extra safety updates, fixes or paid support for computer systems nonetheless working the working system. Regardless of being greater than 11 years previous, Windows XP stays highly regarded, working on almost 39 % of the world’s computer systems, in accordance to the newest information from the Internet Functions analytics firm.

To place that in context, Windows XP’s market share not that a lot lower than Windows 7 (at 45 %) and a complete lot greater than Windows 8 (at a bit of greater than 3 %) which of course just launched a couple of months in the past.

Redmond startup Browsium, based by Microsoft veterans, notes in a blog post that the tempo of migrations away from Windows XP has slowed. The startup offers technology that helps firms improve to new variations of Windows and Web Explorer whereas sustaining compatibility with their legacy inner internet functions.

“We’re now on the final minute, with one year to go till these organizations are confronted with two equally painful choices – purchase an expensive custom support agreement from Microsoft, or go with out support and risk a major security or support crisis,” says Browsium within the publish.

To mark the final year of support, Microsoft this morning introduced an improve promotion for small and medium companies at the moment working Windows XP to improve to Windows 8 Professional and Workplace 2013 at 15 % low cost.

Microsoft says in a blog post, “Companies nonetheless working Windows XP are lacking out on the tangible advantages of modernizing their IT investments from dramatically enhanced safety, broad machine selection to meet the wants of a cellular workforce, greater worker productiveness and decrease price of possession by future-proofing their IT investments.”

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