Microsoft's current desktop OS is close to stealing second place from Windows XP in the desktop OS arena, according to new stats from Web tracker Net Applications.
Though Microsoft no longer supports the aged OS, a fair share of businesses haven't yet kicked the XP habit.
Businesses are finally getting around to upgrading the decade-plus-old XP operating system. This is boosting PC demand in the US and other mature markets, says Citi.
Microsoft no longer supports XP users, but a host of antivirus products tested by AV-Test can still defend you from viruses.
Though no longer supported by Microsoft, XP commanded a quarter of all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications last month.
Stronger demand for business PCs has delivered better-than-expected second-quarter sales for Intel.
The hack seemingly allows XP users to continue to install security updates, but Microsoft is advising people not to use it.
XP still accounted for 26 percent of all desktop OS traffic tracked last month by Net Applications.
The browser bug was so severe the US and UK issued warnings. Surprisingly, Microsoft's fix brings an update to its outmoded XP software.
From the good-sport department, Microsoft takes a shot at itself with a Web game that encourages players to send Windows XP back to the early naughts, permanently.