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Microsoft issues security patches for Windows XP to combat elevated cyberattack risk

As part of its regular Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft has issued new security patches for Windows XP to combat an "elevated risk" of cyberattacks from state-sponsored actors.


London's Metropolitan Police still has Windows XP running on 27,000 PCs

London's Metropolitan Police still has 27,000 of its PCs running Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports. The police will be updating thousands of those computers soon, but only to Windows 8.1. rather than Windows 10.


The image for the most popular Windows wallpaper ever was taken 20 years ago today

20 years ago today, a photographer named Charles O'Rear took a picture in northern California that later became the default wallpaper for Windows XP, and the most popular Windows wallpaper ever.


Windows 10's PC market share surges to over 17% in May

Windows 10 was used by 17.43% of all PCs worldwide in May 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's a big increase compared to April's 14.35% share for the OS.


Windows 10 continues to gain market share in latest global OS numbers

Windows 10 was used by 12.82% of all PCs worldwide in February 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's up nearly a full percentage point compared to January 2016, where it had an 11.84% market share.


Windows 10 is now on 1 out of every 10 PCs on the planet

Net Applications' monthly report on the worldwide market share for PC operating systems shows that Windows 10 claimed 9.96% of that market in December 2015. The numbers show a steady pace for its adoption, as it went up from just 9% in November 2015


Windows 10 claimed 9% of the PC OS market share during November 2015

Net Applications' monthly report on the worldwide market share for PC operating systems shows that Windows 10 claimed 9% of that market in November 2015. The numbers show a faster pace for its adoption, as it went up from just 7.94% in October 2015


Google to end Chrome support for Windows XP and Vista in April 2016

Google has announced it will end support for its Chrome browser for Windows XP and Windows Vista in April 2016. This means that the browser will no longer offer security or other updates for those platforms in that timeframe.


Windows 10 had 7.94% of the PC OS market share during October 2015

Net Applications' monthly report on the worldwide market share for PC operating systems shows that Windows 10 captured 7.94% of that market in October 2015, up slightly from 6.63% in September


Windows 10 captures 5.21% of the worldwide PC OS market share in August

Net Applications monthly report on worldwide PC market share shows that Windows 10 captured 5.21% of that market in August 2015, in its first full month of release.


Windows 8.1 finally dethrones Windows XP as the second most used desktop PC OS

Net Applications has posted up its desktop operating system market share data for June 2015, which finally shows Windows 8.1 taking over the second place spot over the 13-year old Windows XP.


The US Navy is paying Microsoft $9.1 million for continued Windows XP support

A division of the US Navy has signed a $9.1 million contract extension with Microsoft that will allow the company to support Windows XP in the division's many PCs that have yet to upgraded.


New OS market share data for May hints that Windows 8.1 could take second place over XP in June

Net Applications has posted up its desktop operating system market share data for May 2015, which shows a big gain for Windows 8.1 while Windows XP may lose its hold on second place in the list as early as June.


YouTuber gets Windows XP to boot on an Android Wear smartwatch

A YouTuber has been able to load a very basic version of Windows XP to an Android Wear smartwatch, showing us just how far technology has come. While this lacks any type of practicality, it is still neat to see an old version of Windows boot up on a watch.


New OS market share data shows small gain for Windows 8.1 and big drop for Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for April 2015, showing a small gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. It also showed that the 13-year old Windows XP took another big drop.


Google to support Chrome on Windows XP until the end of 2015

Although Microsoft has ended official support for Windows XP in 2014, the operating system has a market share of 16.94 percent in March 2015. If you have to use Windows XP, whether at your school or workplace, you'll be glad to know that the Chrome browser will be supported for the platform until the end of the year.


New OS market share data shows big gain for Windows 7 while 8.1 remains steady

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for March 2015, showing a big gain for Windows 7 worldwide. Meanwhile, numbers for Windows 8 and 8.1 remain steady for the most part.


New OS market share data shows slight gain for Windows 8.1, Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for February 2015, showing a slight gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP also went up in its market share, 10 months after Microsoft cut support for the OS.


New OS data shows gains for Windows 8.1 while Windows XP still hangs around

The latest desktop operating system market share numbers for January 2015 show a gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP is still the second most used PC OS in the world, several months after its official support was cut off by Microsoft.


New OS data shows a loss for Windows 8.1 while Windows 10 makes an appearance

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has started showing up in the operating system market share numbers from Net Applications, in their recently revealed statistics for December. However, those same numbers display a loss in market share for Windows 8.1.


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