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Windows XP Use Falling

Windows 8 the latest version, Microsoft to stop supporting XP soon


Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

According to metrics company Net Applications, Windows XP's user share plunged to 33.7% of all personal computers in August, a record-setting one-month fall of 3.5 percentage points.

When XP's share of only those PCs that are powered by Windows was calculated, the decline was slightly sharper, from 40.6% of all Windows systems in July to 36.9% in August, a drop of 3.7 percentage points.