Entering the age of a decade, 10 Year Domination of Windows XP. The Windows XP operating system made ??by Microsoft are still widely used computer users although there have been two more recent versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. It may be that this is a product that most users as long favored because until now, even the Windows version is still the most widely used.
Based on research data from Net Applications, Windows XP is still the market share of 49.8 percent recorded in July 2011. It is the first operating system are listed below 50 percent market share. This is due to the rising popularity of Windows 7, which has reached 29.7 percent.
Although still dominant, is actually worried because Microsoft is still using old technology. Last month, Microsoft released a newsletter for users that now is the right time to switch from Windows XP to Windows 7. Microsoft will end support for Windows XP SP 3 in April 2014.
Keep in mind, Windows XP began to enter status RTM (release to manufacture) on August 24, 2001 or who are ready to be mass-produced version. But actually the most widely used version of SP 2 is released in August 2004 with improvements in the technical side, especially safety. However, what makes Windows XP is very popular is the optimal performance with the hardware spec is not too high.