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Windows 7 passes Windows XP in OS market share

OS market share sees some movement: Windows 7 overtakes Windows XP

By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 2, 2012 @ 20:27 CDT

We all know just how great Windows 7 is, but Microsoft's OS from yesteryear, Windows XP, has still enjoyed being the OS market share king, until now.

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With the latest market share data in hand, Net Applications says that Windows 7 has passed Windows XP completely in OS market share. Windows 7 now enjoys 42.72% of the OS market share pie, leaving XP with 42.52%. We're not talking much, but its enough to claim the #1 spot.

Windows 7 will most likely be the Windows XP to Windows 8 when its released. Windows 8 will be great, but it won't have the same push that 7 did. It will be strong on smart devices, but until the screen tech gets cheaper (bigger screens, higher resolutions, touch compatible), that push won't be there for the end user.

NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com


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