According to the NetApplications’ operating systems stats for February month, the share of Windows XP operating system has dipped to 45% from 47% in January this year. At the same time, Windows 7 has grabbed 38% of the total users, a jump from 36% in December last year. It was only during January this year that Windows XP, the decade-old operating system of Microsoft, has lost more users to Windows 7. But, the good news for Windows XP users is that Windows XP still enjoys a major share (45%) in the overall market.
These recently released numbers indicate a trend in which Windows XP has gradually lost share over time, while Windows 7 has picked up more customers. In February 2011, Windows XP owned more than half of the market at 57%, while Windows 7 had just a 24% share. Though Windows XP climbed up a little in January, it now seems to be going down once again.
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