The market share of Windows XP has managed to improve in the month of November; Yes, that Windows XP.
It seems incredible that you still have to write articles with Windows XP in the headline; I already thought that I could forget about that wallpaper, but fate reserves something different for us.
Because although Windows XP stopped being supported by Microsoft in April 2014, it turns out that its market share is increasing.
The data is provided by NetMarketShare, which tracks the evolution of the systems and browsers we use every month.
The operating system that did not want to die
As for browsers, the month of November does not give many surprises; with Chrome and Firefox growing, Internet Explorer plummeting and Edge staying on its line.
The real news is in the statistics of use of operating systems, where we see that Windows 7 continues to dominate the market with 54.43%. In second position is Windows 10, not as high as Microsoft would like with 23.72%.
In third position, it is Windows XP with 8.63%; That is an increase compared to the month of October, when it was the fourth system with a market share of 8.4%.
The good news for Microsoft is that both Windows 10 and Windows 7 grew between the two months, so it’s not like you’ve lost users.
And not, these figures do not mean that Windows XP has gained users in a month.
What does Windows XP market share mean?
Let’s remember that we are talking about percentages, so this rise of Windows XP rather implies that now there are less users of other systems.
Windows 8.1 is the big suspect, with one important drop; it doesn’t take a fortune teller to realize that most of its users will have jumped to Windows 10.
Windows 7 user is someone who keep using the system because it works; therefore, it had no reason to jump to 8.1, and neither does it with Windows 10.
This is why its market share is so stable, and the same is true of Windows XP, which go up and down depending on what the other systems do.
On the other hand, it is logical that the Windows 8.1 user wants to make the jump, because he already did it at the time.
Thus, Windows XP is not in its second youth; its users are still officials or workers who have no choice