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Windows 7 Keeps Edging Out XP

Windows XP still has the largest base of Windows users overall, but despite its age and the emergence of Windows Vista in the interim, it took Windows 7 to chip away at its user base in earnest.

Datamation takes a look at the latest Net Applications figures on how Windows XP is trending, as well as where OS X and Linux both stand.


Windows 7 is not a steamroller just yet, but the latest figures from one tracking firm show that it's gradually cutting into Windows XP's territory.

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) newest version of Windows finished 2009 with 5.71 percent of all operating system market share, according to Net Applications, up from 4 percent at the end of November.

When the consumer editions were released Oct. 22, Windows 7 already held a 1.99 percent share due to early availability to corporate customers and technical users who subscribe to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN services.

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Windows 7 Cutting Into XP