Windows XP

  • Free Windows 9 For Some Isn’t Too Crazy

    Free Windows 9 For Some Isn’t Too Crazy

    At some point, speculating about what will become quickly obvious is difficult. Still, on the cusp as we are of the release of the first preview of what may be called Windows 9, it’s reasonable to take a few notes of the latest rumor cycle: Will Windows 9 be free? Current gossip indicates that for Windows 8 and Windows XP users, the new code could be in the case of the former, free, and… Read More

  • Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    Windows XP’s Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August

    According to Net Applications, Windows XP’s global desktop market share fell from 24.82 percent in July, to 23.89 percent in August. That’s just under one percentage point in a full month. At that pace, it will take more than two years for Windows XP’s market share to fully dissipate. Read More

  • China Bans Windows 8 On Government Computers

    China Bans Windows 8 On Government Computers

    Microsoft was just socked with another blow in China. The Central Government Procurement Center has banned the use of Windows 8 on government computers. Reuters reports that computer security relating to Windows XP was cited as the reason. Read More

  • Windows XP’s Enterprise Market Share Slips Under 10%

    Windows XP’s Enterprise Market Share Slips Under 10%

    According to security firm Qualys, Windows XP’s market share among enterprise-level corporations has slipped under the 10 percent mark, falling from 10 percent in April to “close to” 8 percent in May. Read More

  • Windows XP Declines To Die, Sheds Mere 1.5% Market Share In April

    Windows XP Declines To Die, Sheds Mere 1.5% Market Share In April

    Massive worries about security? Check. Officially past its support date? Yep. More than a decade old in an industry that values youth not as a virtue, but as a weapon? Certainly. But akin to the¬†diminutive animal, Windows XP¬†doesn’t care. The most recent data is plain: Windows XP retains market share of the PC market north 26%, globally. It shed less than 2% share in the past month. Read More

  • Zero-Day IE Flaw Highlights The Danger Of Lingering Windows XP Market Share

    Zero-Day IE Flaw Highlights The Danger Of Lingering Windows XP Market Share

    If you are reading this in Internet Explorer, you should probably close it and fire up Chrome — and come back after a newly reported zero-day flaw is patched. Even the U.S. and U.K. governments are warning against use of Internet Explorer for now. The zero-day flaw has been uncovered in Internet Explorer versions 6,7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, according to Microsoft. Those browser versions… Read More

  • Windows XP’s Lingering And Troubling Market Share

    Windows XP’s Lingering And Troubling Market Share

    Market share numbers for February are out, and it looks like XP is set to die standing up with nearly a third of the global OS market in its grip. NetMarketShare numbers for the second month of the year indicate that Windows XP controls 29.53 percent of the desktop operating system install base. Read More

  • Chrome Extends Support For XP Users Until April 2015

    Chrome Extends Support For XP Users Until April 2015

    Microsoft is finally ending all extended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, five years after it ended mainstream support. After that, the 12-year-old operating system will not receive any new security updates and its users will be left to fend for themselves. As Google announced today, however, it will provide support for Chrome users on XP until at least a year after Microsoft’s… Read More

  • Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users They Only Have 365 Days Left Before It’ll Stop Supporting Them

    Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users They Only Have 365 Days Left Before It’ll Stop Supporting Them

    If you are still using Windows XP – or you know somebody who does – Microsoft would like you to remember that you only have 365 more days before the company will end all support for the operating system it launched in New York on October 25, 2001. Both Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014, and XP users will stop receiving any new security… Read More

  • Microsoft Sold 240 Million Windows 7 Licenses In 1 Year

    Windows, Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system, sits firmly in place. One year after launch, licenses for the successor of Windows Vista, Windows 7, have gone over the counter no less than 240 million times. As Microsoft points out, that makes it the fastest selling operating system in history, which is not super surprising when you consider how many were clamoring to upgrade from… Read More