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Windows 8.1 The Winner As Windows XP Posts Big Drop

show that Windows XP have started jumping ship. It is now installed on 17.18% of desktop computer, which means it is significantly down from the 23.87% the month before. This clearly marks the biggest ever drop for the 13-year-old OS. Windows 8.1 appears to be the biggest beneficiary, and around 10.92% of computers are now running Microsoft’s newest operating system. This, too, is up 6.67% from the month before. Combine this with the 5.88% share of Windows 8, and the total market share of Microsoft’s modern operating platform comes in at a solid 16.8% — good enough for the title of the third most used desktop operating system in the word. Behind Windows 7 and Windows XP, of course. Sure Microsoft still needs a lot of time to completely get rid of Windows XP, but the company has made steady progress these past few months, and the big winner ultimately being Windows 8.1. Very good signs, overall.]]>

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