Windows XP still the third most popular OS two years after end-of-life

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It's now been exactly two years since Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP, meaning that users of the OS are no longer covered with security updates. As such, vulnerabilities in the software waiting to be exploited – yet still a worrying amount of people are using Microsoft's zombie-like operating system.

How many exactly? According to one bean counting firm, Netmarketshare, as of March Windows XP still holds a 10.9% share of the desktop OS market. More people are currently using XP than Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan (4.05%) and Windows 8.1 (9.56%). Windows 10, which saw a big jump to overtake XP in February, is marginally more popular with 14.15% of users; however, neither trouble Windows 7 and its 51.89% share of the user base.

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It is amazing how long some computer lasts. I bet, a lot of these XP computers are very old.
 
shame MS doesn't recognize this and keep on supporting it or just give it a modern fixing for current times.
 
XP users doesn't mean its an old computer ;) there are allot of newer machines from 5 to 6 years old. I stopped using Xp after a year from windows 7 however it's probably good to have memories again
 
There are still a lot of good PC games, and software which work best or only work in Windows XP. I think a lot of the PC games and software made during the time of XP were pretty good. A lot of people probably still use XP to use an old printer, or scanner because their old printer or scanner don't work on Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, and 10.
 
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