Windows XP Is the Third Most Popular Operating System in the World

ByTommie C. Curtis

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Bill Gates Windows XP

Microsoft cofounder Invoice Gates.


Persons however haven’t learnt their lesson when it will come to jogging Windows XP, it would seem.

Attackers took edge of a recognized, big flaw in Windows XP to start a cyberattack which is still creating chaos globally.

But the operating system nevertheless runs on lots of PCs around the world, even even though Microsoft stopped giving stability support on April 8, 2014. 

In accordance to statistics from Internet Apps, it is really in fact the 3rd most popular functioning system globally, with 7.04% industry share.

That usually means an out-of-day, unsupported operating program is extra well-known than any variation of Windows 8, any version of Mac OS X, and Linux.

Home windows 7 and Windows 10 are far more well known than XP, with all over 49% and 26% market share respectively.

Right here are the major five most common working systems, in accordance to Web Applications:

  • Windows 7: 48.5%
  • Home windows 10: 26.28%
  • Home windows XP: 7.04%
  • Home windows 8.1: 6.96%
  • Mac OS X 10.12: 3.21%

How numerous XP-powered PCs does that translate to?

Analyst home Gartner predicted that there would be 2 billion PCs in use globally by 2014, but there have been no current figures since then. If we conservatively get 2 billion as the amount, that suggests there at least 140 million PCs still functioning Home windows XP.

Europol, the EU’s policing arm, warned that the cyberattack, recognized as “WannaCry,” will go on to wreak havoc this 7 days as individuals return to operate and log onto their PCs. WannaCry is


— malicious software program that encrypts people’s knowledge, then needs payment in trade for decryption. It has hit at least 200,000 victims throughout 150 nations around the world so far, in accordance to Europol, and prompted chaos in the UK’s NHS, Telefónica in Spain, and several other organisations globally.

Even while it no for a longer time supports XP, Microsoft took the uncommon step of issuing an crisis patch for Home windows XP, Windows 8, and Home windows Server 2003 on Friday night time.