Windows XP (Finally) Falls Below 50% of Windows' Market Share

Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2011 - 07:54 AM |
Tagged: windows, operating system, microsoft

Windows XP is almost old enough that revisionist historians can have a crack at it without anyone speaking out against it. That is, it would be if not for the large number of users still using the operating system at their home and work. The decade old operating system has only now fallen below 50% of Windows' market share. More specifically, the slip in market share occurred between June and July where it fell 0.63% to a total of 49.94%.

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The numbers are percentages of MS's total 87.66% market share.

In comparison, Windows Vista holds a much smaller 9.24% market share after dropping 0.28%. Microsoft’s most recent operating system, Windows 7; meanwhile, saw a gain of 0.74% to a total of 27.87% market share, which puts the new operating system well on its way to overtaking the XP juggernaut. Techspot has the full scoop on the market share situation, which you can read about here.

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Source: Tech Spot

August 2, 2011 | 11:16 AM - Posted by Pie Graph, Fail. (not verified)

OK. 49+9+27 does not add up to 100.

And that blue area of the circle is definitely not 49.54% of the graph.


August 2, 2011 | 12:03 PM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

I second that. Weird.

August 3, 2011 | 03:06 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Sorry about that, the graphing program did not want to acknowledge that I meant it to be percentages from 87.66, not 100% and I didn't even notice until you mentioned it, I think I need more coffee in the morning! Anyways, I had to go with a bar graph but at least the numbers are fixed. Sorry for any confusion, and thanks for the catch.

August 2, 2011 | 12:29 PM - Posted by klatch

The graph is showing the windows share of the entire PC market. that 49.54% should actually be 49.94% but the real point is that the title of the post here is wrong from what I can tell - XP is still above 50% of the windows market but has fallen below 50% of the PC market, of which Windows has 87.66% of.

August 3, 2011 | 03:04 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Thanks for the catch, I'm not sure why i kept seeing 49.54% 0.0.

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