Today is January 14, 2014 in most parts of this rock we call Earth. And that means that only 83 days are left before Windows XP gets it final Patch Tuesday fix and is retired for all time.
In a world where a single percentage point means tens of millions of computers running an operating system, Microsoft seems to have done a good job up until now of convincing users to upgrade from the fan favorite operating platform.
Redmond has even launched a simple countdown timer for Windows XP with a clock that counts to the end of support date and as well as links to resources. And it claims 8 million users are still on the old OS.
The software titan may internally be going for under a 13 percent market share, but with months remaining it is slowly getting there — day after day, week after week, month after month.
Depending on who is doing the talking, the various research firms peg the Windows XP market share in the high 20s. That, of course, only includes the Internet connected computers, who knows how many are actually running the aging platform.
But what about you guys, then.
How many people do you personally know that are still running Windows XP, whether as their primary system or for business usage? Hard to include schools and universities into the mix here, but in any case, it would be interesting to see just how much of an impact Windows XP has in homes and businesses.
Oh, and you can include yourself too, if you are on Windows XP. Let’s hear it!