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TechEye – Windows XP is still king of the operating systems

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After more than 18 months, it seems that Microsoft can’t kill Windows XP with Windows 7.

Vole has announced that it has flogged more than 350 million Windows 7 licences, which normally would be a cause for celebration.

According to the “Windows Team Blog” the Windows 7 operating system is the fastest selling operating system of all time.

Brandon LeBlanc wrote, “The momentum we’ve seen and continue to see with Windows 7 is incredible.”

However, other figures will be annoying the Vole. While Windows 7’s market share has increased every month to 24.17 percent, its ancient OS, XP is still the King of operating systems. XP has more than half the market share at 54.39 percent.

LeBlanc insists that this is changing, with analyst firms like IDC estimating that more than 90 percent of businesses are “currently in progress with their Windows 7 migrations.”

Vista has fallen to 10.56 percent of the market and sliding. Which is a relief.

Oh, and that Mac operating system still cannot manage more than 3.5 percent share of the market. This is even less than Linux and Unix which have a combined share of 6.08 percent and are widely seen as a failure on the desktop.

Read more: TechEye


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