According to the Microsoft company, the support of Windows XP will stop, regardless of when OS was installed.
Microsoft remind to customers that after April 8, 2014 support of the operating system Windows XP will stop completely. Termination of support includes the rejection of the development of any updates or patches, including security updates.
Windows XP is still the second most popular OS with 18.53% of users. The company has made great efforts to convince users of the Windows XP to upgrade to new versions of the platform. However, users are not yet ready to abandon the 12-year-old OS.
This is confirmed by the statistical data collected by analyst company StatCounter. Despite the fact that a number of users of the outdated OS decreases, not so many people actually migrate to Windows 7 or 8. On December 21, 2013 Windows XP is still the second most popular platform (it is used by 18.53% of users) after Windows 7 (51.3%) and only 7.54% of users prefer to work with Windows 8 and it is only a third place in list. From this we can conclude that Windows XP users are moving not to the newest version of the OS but to the previous build – Windows 7.
Mac OS X has almost the same result similar to Windows 8. The operating system from Apple has 7.39% of users. Other platforms have the following results: IOS – 4.81% of users, Windows Vista – 4,05% and Android – 2,59%.
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