Windows XP user don’t care about security updates – market share stable

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The amount of Windows XP systems has remained stable in June, according to market researcher Net Applications. The company reports the exact same market share of XP in June as in May this year. According to the company the amount of Windows XP systems makes up 25.3% of the market.

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Since April this year, XP is no longer supported by Microsoft nevertheless the market share only dropped with 1% since then. All users who are currently on Windows XP do no longer receive security updates and patches from Microsoft. There is a trick to get updates from a Windows XP version used for cash registers, but it’s estimated only a small amount of Windows XP users is using that trick.

Where XP remained stable, Windows 7 saw an increase in market share with 0.5%. Windows 7  is now installed on 50.6% of the computers that have access to the internet and is by far the most popular Windows version. The OS outreaches Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined by far, together the versions of Microsoft’s latest OS are good for 12.5% of the market.

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The numbers from Net Applications are confirmed by StatCounter, a competiting research company measuring the used operating systems of internet users. Also that company reports no change between Windows XP systems from May to June. According to Statcounter, not 25.3% of the internet connected system is on XP, but only 16.3%. Both companies do agree that Windows 7 is currently the most popular OS by far, where Net Applications reports that 50.6% of internet connected PCs run on Windows 7, Statcounter reports a market share of 55%.

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