Both Windows 8.1 and 7 are snagging more Web traffic, says Net Applications, while XP is grabbing less. Might this be related to the free upgrade to Windows 10?
Windows XP is still hanging onto the No. 2 spot among all desktop OS Web traffic recorded by Net Applications in May. But together, Windows 8 and 8.1 outshine the 13-year-old OS.
Microsoft cut off support for XP last year, but Google promises to keep Chrome updated until the end of this year.
With Microsoft on the cusp of its next OS leap forward, the 13-year-old XP still is more popular than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined.
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.
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The new operating system is expected to launch initially on desktops in October, with support for mobile devices coming later.
Though Microsoft no longer supports the aged OS, a fair share of businesses haven't yet kicked the XP habit.
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.
Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.
The hack seemingly allows XP users to continue to install security updates, but Microsoft is advising people not to use it.
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