Windows 7 now the most widely used OS, XP usage drops

StatCounter has revealed that Windows 7 has passed Windows XP global usage for the first time since its release in October 2009.

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Windows 7 now accounts for 40.21% of all global desktop operating system usage across the world. Windows XP usage slipped to 38.64% in the month of October.

The drop in XP usage has been consistent since Windows 7′s launch but October marks the first time that Windows 7 has passed Windows XP usage, an important milestone for Microsoft after two years of Windows 7 sales.

In November 2009, Windows 7 managed to surpass Apple’s Snow Leopard market share in just two weeks.

In April 2011, Microsoft reported that over 350 Million Windows 7 licenses has been sold in 18 Months.

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  1. […] StatCounter reported that Windows 7 has passed Windows XP global usage for the first time since its release in October […]

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