Windows XP remains very popular – millions use the “ancient” OS

Windows XP remains very popular – millions use the “ancient” OS

As of early fall 2020, approximately 25.2 million computers worldwide continue to run dangerous Windows XP.

Evgeny Opanasenko

Windows XP remains very popular - millions use the

Techno section editor

Analytical company Net Applications has published statistics on the popularity of operating systems in the world. An amazing fact has come to light – the “ancient” and dangerous Windows XP, which was introduced in 2001, remains incredibly popular for its age – it is still used by millions of users in the world, reports TechRadar.

As of early fall 2020, 19-year-old Windows XP is installed on 1.26% of all laptops and desktops in the world. Considering that there are more than two billion computers in the world now, we can safely assume that approximately 25.2 million PCs continue to run on insecure Windows XP.

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At the same time, Mac OS X takes just over 5% of the market. The least prevalence of more “modern” Windows 8 (0.57%), ChromeOS (0.42%) and Windows Vista (0.12%).

Windows XP remains very popular - millions use the

The popularity of operating systems in the world as of 2020

Meanwhile, Windows 10 is installed on 60% of computers. This is a very noticeable increase compared with a share of just over 50% almost two years ago. The share of Windows 7 decreased over the year from 31.53% to 22.31%.

The official “end of life” of Windows XP came on April 14, 2014. Since then, Microsoft hasn't released critical technical security updates for the OS in over six years, making it highly vulnerable to online threats.

Recall that earlier Microsoft “killed” games for Windows XP and Windows 7. At the same time, experts warn that the use of Windows 7 can lead to disaster.

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