Even after a decade of new operating systems being made, Windows XP is still the dominant OS in the race.
This graph from NetApplications takes a look at all top contending operating systems this past month of January.
While a slow decline in XP users starts to trend by losing its users to Windows 7, it has made a minor jump from December to January.
According to CNET News, Microsoft claims that they suggest all businesses and users switch to Windows 7 as soon as they can and not to wait for Windows 8. All support, updates, and security patches will expire in April 2014 for the Windows XP OS.
You can get the full story over at CNET.
Perhaps this signals that Windows 8 is still far from release? I was even waiting on Windows 8 before I get a new laptop, but have decided against it due to Microsoft’s statement back in October of 2011. This to me looks like we may be waiting at least another year or two before we see Windows 8 available.
While Windows 8 has been tested on phones and such, I am still very wary about what Windows 8 will be capable of on a computer. Touching the “boxes” for options seems simple enough on a phone, but clicking them seems a quite different. This may be something waiting for as we can expect a release before April of 2014, but who knows? Only speculation is being given by outsiders at this time.