Windows XP's Share of the Desktop Market Finally Starting to Erode

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Benjo

I'm reading this on a $5 laptop running XP!

I thought my son finally killed it off after knocking it off the table for the 3rd time. Picked up a netbook running Windows 7 as a replacement. One evening I decided to piece it back together, found that it still works :P

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Ruins

I have a 4th machine running XP. It will not be connected to the Internet or any network. However, it will be used for a lot of my old games, which are on discs and do not require a internet connection to install or play. Don't really care if MS ends support for XP.

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Jeffredo

I have a number of early 2000s games installed on an old XP machine with an Athlon 64 3700+ and an 6800 GT AGP card. Hopefully it'll hold together as long as I want to play them.

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Xenite

I think people simply have no other real options. You have some people who could care less what version they use, they upgrade with new Wally World PC's.

Then you have others who simply have no choice, it's a very old OS with dwindling driver and game support.

Windows 7 is still the best option out there though.

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Ghost XFX

XP was reliable, that's all that needs to be said. It wasn't the greatest at any one thing, but you could certainly count on it to do what you wanted it to do.

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llmoore

I have software that was never upgraded to Windows 7 which does the job perfectly for me. I tried to run in in emulation but would not run. There will still be many people and companies running Windows XP.

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Rocky Augustein

Micro Soft is already working the replacement for Windows 8.1, all they want is your money. We need to put an end to endless software upgrades and just fix the bugs in the ones out there now.

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davelray

And I guess all the other companies out there should just stop making new models of their products every year as well? Come on man, do you really think software is different than any other product out there? Car companies put out new models every year of the same cars. Of course Microsoft wants your money. They wouldn't be in business otherwise. What would be the point in running a business if your goal was not to make money?

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BrainFlush

Ha ha. Bet the OP buys a new iPhone every year too. Some people suck at trolling.

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Exarkun1138

XP should have been further along the path of the grave when Windows 7 came out. Any hold outs after 7 was released were foolish to stick with such a crappy OS. 7 is the best OS Microsoft has ever made, and is the best all-around OS on the market for PC's.

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MarioJP

Thank you thank you thank you. XP is done..end of discussion.

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Renegade Knight

A lot of computers are finally breaking?

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Jeffredo

And that's the only reason many people are forced into "upgrading" to Win 8... and probably accounts for most of the decrease in XP and increase in Win 8 usage. I gave an Athlon X2 5200+ machine with XP on it to my sister four years ago. All she does is browse the internet with it and a little word processing and doesn't even realize support is ending in four months. It does exactly what she needs it to do.

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MarioJP

Lol..Good one.

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PCWolf

Must be people getting new Dual/Quad Core machines for Christmas.
Still, nothing beats the performance of XP on a single core machine.

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LatiosXT

I found Windows 98 less bloaty. ;D

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DeltaFIVEengineer

No big surprise that these numbers are coming fresh out of the holiday spending season.

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Mikey109105

Yeah, but I bet 99% of that 10% are MS employees, LOL!