windows-xp-shutdownTo say that Windows XP is a legend when it comes to Windows operating systems would be an understatement by far and wide. The well aged operating system, despite having official support for it ended already for quite some time now, still holds on to the second spot in terms of Windows market share – and this is with Windows 10’s release date edging closer and closer. Apparently, this 13-year old operating system remains more popular than Windows 8 and 8.1 – combined, mind you!

It looks more to be a slow descent, and perhaps it might want to move faster than a glacier, especially as Windows 10 is looming on the horizon. Net Applications has checked out overall Web traffic for desktop operating systems worldwide, and claimed that Windows XP still carries 16.9% share for the month of March this year, with the combination of Windows 8 and 8.1 touching 14% of the market share. Windows 8.1 is in third spot when you break down the figures with a 10.5% share, which means Windows 8 remains in fifth place with a mere 3.5%.

The current king of the hill? Windows 7, with 58% of the market share. Perhaps when Windows 10 rolls out, you can be sure that more people would make the jump as opposed to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and that might hasten the total demise of Windows XP all the more.

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