Windows XP Lost Users In July 2014, As Did Windows 8, 8.1

reveal that Windows 7 was the big winner in July 2014, as there is clearly a bit of a pattern going here — users are rapidly changing their operating systems by either upgrading or downgrading. Windows 8.1 for instance, dipped to 6.56% last month, down from the figures of 6.61% in June 2014. This is one flavor of the operating system, almost everyone would have pegged for growth. Windows 8, however, registered the slightest of declines, going from 5.93% to 5.92% last month. But importantly, Windows XP continues its collapse, dropping from 25.31% two months ago to the new low of 24.82% in July. Still a long way to go before the majority of users upgrade to a newer version of the operating system, but at least there is a trend. Even if the pace is really slow. Windows 7, on the other hand, is doing a lot better, and finds itself installed on around 51.22% of desktops the world over. The Windows XP end of support has been kind to the platform. It has steadily increased its market share going from 49.27% in April to 50.06% in May, and then another major upsurge of 50.55% in June 2014.]]>

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