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Windows 7: Market Share July 2017 - XP Up

05 Jul 2017   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Market Share July 2017 - XP Up

Here is NetMarketShare's info for last month:
  • XP up
  • W10 flat
  • W7 & W8.1 dropped slightly
  • OS X & Other dropped slightly
Market Share July 2017 - XP Up-market-share-os-2017-07-04-2-month-bar-chart.png

Data from NetMarketShare
I assume that XP "increased" because people were trying to get the XP Patches that MS released last month.
Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight




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06 Jul 2017   #2
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

I have given up attempting to show a certain friend that XP is dangerous to use on the net. I am just waiting for an anguished phone call, after I told him that I am no longer available for intervention if he does not use 7.
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06 Jul 2017   #3
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
I have given up attempting to show a certain friend that XP is dangerous to use on the net. I am just waiting for an anguished phone call, after I told him that I am no longer available for intervention if he does not use 7.

Well just how are you showing him that it's dangerous? See, I was one of those like-minded as you, but I ate crow when WannaCrypt came about. Turns out in that respect, XP was actually safer (since WannaCrypt didn't even work on it). It was Windows 7 users that bore the pain.
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07 Jul 2017   #4
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

How dangerous an operating system is depends only in part on how well it is officially supported. Mostly it depends on how the computer is used. A lot of XP users have other operating systems through the use of e.g. dual-boot or multiple machines, and don't spend their time with XP accessing the dark web or suspect files/attachments. I've yet to be convinced by hard evidence that one Windows version has proven to be in practice any more or less dangerous than another one regardless of whether or not it's officially supported!
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07 Jul 2017   #5
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

I was talking about a totally Tech-unsavvy Senior, who has been limping along with an old XP machine. This is not someone who really understands computers, never mind malware. I cleared 3 infections for him over the last few years and tried to tell him that XP is no longer supported, which means that it is open to the infections his machine suffers. I have repeatedly shown him that the 'hookey' sites he accesses, and the malware he picks up in downloads, is what causes the problems. Makes no difference: he sees something, does not pause to think and dives in.

Where I live, is a 23 - home bungalow complex of mostly Seniors. I am one of only 2 people here with the faintest idea of how to build, operate and protect devices. The other person long ago gave up trying to help people with the devices they buy and then break or infect, because they will not either follow advice, or accept advice to take free basic training available locally.

That is the kind of user I am talking about: not one of those who uses this excellent forum and usually has at least a modicum of training or experience.

FYI, XP machines were not simply immune to a wannacry attack: they crashed when hit with it:
Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry - The Verge

So were unusable after the attack, until purged. Not much of a difference, really.
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12 Jul 2017   #6
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
I have given up attempting to show a certain friend that XP is dangerous to use on the net. I am just waiting for an anguished phone call, after I told him that I am no longer available for intervention if he does not use 7.
Patches for 32-bit WinXP are available till 2019, with a registry tweak.
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12 Jul 2017   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Do to XP's ability to easily be infected, or crashed, all the more reason that every XP user keep backups on non infectable media. An external HD works great.

There are still AV and AS software that work just fine on XP. Out of my 20 PC's, I still have a few that run XP very nicely. And, in most cases those PC's cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 (for instance).

XP lives on in the homes and minds of millions of PC users.

Cheers Mates!
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