Windows 7 has finally surpassed Windows XP as the most used desktop operating system in the United States. Described as the OS that would never die, Windows XP currently holds 31.25% of the US Market share, while Windows 7 takes the lead with 31.96%. Windows XP retained its status for so long due to a botched release of Windows Vista which most remember as a nightmare. Businesses spent millions to switch over to the new systems, only to have to revert back to the trusted Windows XP. This caused many issues and lead to what seemed like a quick introduction of Windows 7.
It appears the pain and suffering is over. Consumers are finally moving on, at least in the United States. Windows XP still maintains a healthy lead in Global share. Windows 7 has apparently proven its worth in the US market. While some die hard XP fans will express dissatisfaction with this news, it certainly is a positive for Windows.
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