SAN FRANCISCO The end of Microsoft's support for Windows XP is just three weeks away. Astonishingly, there are as many as 400 million or more PCs still running the operating system first launched by Microsoft in 2001.
And, bizarre, but true: Its market share ticked upward the last couple of months. As Microsoft's XP countdown clock ticks down toward April 8, here are a few interesting facts (or factoids, if you prefer). And some things to consider:
According to consultant Net Applications, XP machines represented a 29.53% market share in February. Naturally, that was down year over year, but it was up a tick from January, and up from December. It's still the second most popular operating system after Windows 7, which had 47.31 % market share in February. Crazy, right?
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