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Microsoft's outdated OS, Windows XP is continuing its steep decline and during the month of October it dropped roughly 4% while Windows 8 climbed steadily during the same time period.
The latest data shows that Microsoft's Windows 8.1 has gained significant marketshare during the month of October, coinciding with a marked decrease in Windows XP's percentage points.
Thanks to the drama surrounding the iPhone 6 Plus, which some users report is 'bending' under normal conditions, Apple showed off its testing facility that is apparently still running Windows XP.
From another Xbox One update and the death of MSN, to Surface, Spotify, iThings, recalls and other explosive events, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
A developer has created a cumulative rollup of updates for Windows XP called 'Unofficial Service Pack 4' after Microsoft ended its support for the ageing operating system earlier this year.
A new Bitdefender report has found that nearly 20% of small and medium-sized businesses still run Windows XP-powered computers on a daily basis two months since support for the ageing OS ended.
Intel has released a statement today that revised the company's projected earnings for this quarter from $13 to $13.7 billion and it's a result of increased demand for PCs in the business sector.
According to the latest statistics from Net Applications, more consumers now use Windows 8.1 than Windows 8 but Windows XP has nearly twice the users of Windows 8, and Windows 7 had 50% of the market.
Microsoft is publicly warning users against employing the recently revealed registry hack that allows Windows XP to continue receiving updates. The updates may cause more harm than good.
A registry hack has been found that, when put into Windows XP, will allow it to continue receiving automatic updates from Microsoft because the hack makes it think it is Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Microsoft has now said it will continue to offer Windows 7 to the Chinese government for their PCs, now that China has banned the use of the Windows 8 operating system on government computers.
The Chinese government has announced it has banned the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS from the country's government PCs, claiming that the decision was to ensure computer security.
The security firm Qualys claims that the market share of PCs that still use Windows XP among enterprise customers has dropped below 10 percent for the first time.
Just in case it wasn't clear on April 8th, Microsoft has posted a reminder on its Windows blog today that it no longer supports Windows XP and won't issue any more public patches for the OS.
Microsoft has announced it will release a security patch for all supported versions of Internet Explorer today to fix a recently found exploit, and even Windows XP versions of IE will get the update.
Net Applications' PC OS numbers for April reveal Windows XP's market share dropped by 1.4 percent compared to March but it is still installed on over a quarter of all PCs worldwide.
China's government plans to stick with Windows XP, with patches from domestic security providers, according to an official who says the cost of upgrading to Windows 8 would be "fairly expensive".
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Microsoft has fixed an issue with its antivirus definitions in Microsoft Security Essentials that was causing some Windows XP PCs not to boot up earlier this week.
Microsoft has now confirmed reports it made cuts in its Windows XP custom support prices for large businesses and governments days before the April 8th cut off date.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service admitted this week it will have to pay "millions" to Microsoft in order to continue support of its many PCs that are still running Windows XP after its cut-off date.
While PC shipments continued to decline in the first quarter of 2014, research firms IDC and Gartner report they went down at a slower pace than recent quarters, due in part to upgrades from Windows .
Microsoft has pushed out a fun little browser game called ‘Escape from Windows XP' and it takes you back in time to crush the ways of XP as you try to escape the obsolete OS.
A new report from WebpageFX claims that their study of 1,500 Google Analytics profiles shows that the state of Ohio has the most Windows XP users in the United States.
A new survey of websites found that 6,000 of them are hosted on servers running Windows XP, but 500,000 of them are still using Windows 2000, which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2010.
Google is taking a page out of Microsoft's "Scroogled" book with a new blog post stating that the end of support for Windows XP is a good excuse for businesses to buy Chromebooks instead.
Today, as Microsoft's official support for Windows XP ends, some of Neowin's many forum members offer their memories on the 12 year old operating system and what it means to them personally.
Microsoft's Windows XP has been officially supported for over 12 years but its development history actually goes back even further than that under the code name "Neptune."
With Microsoft terminating support for Windows XP today, we take a look at some of the options available for those still running PCs with the ageing OS - from upgrades to entirely new devices.
Over twelve years after its launch, Microsoft has finally consigned Windows XP to the great Recycle Bin in the sky, terminating its support for the ageing operating system for users across the globe.
The Dutch government is reportedly paying Microsoft millions of euros so it can continue to receive support for the many PCs that are still running the 12 year old Windows XP OS after Tuesday.
The UK government will pay £5.548m to Microsoft for another twelve months of Windows XP support for public sector bodies and organisations, as mainstream support for the ageing OS ends in a few days.
Microsoft has revealed the security patches it plans to release for many of its software products on Tuesday, including the final ones for Windows XP and Office 2003.
Microsoft has announced that the Japanese bank organization Resona Holdings has now upgraded 30,000 of its client terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8 in one of the largest such deployments made.
Bliss, the photo taken by Charles O'Rear that later became the basis for the default wallpaper in Microsoft's Windows XP OS was not altered by O'Rear but did get a color boost for its wallpaper use.
The March 2014 data from Net Applications shows that worldwide, Windows XP is still being used by 27.69 percent of all PCs, just a week before Microsoft releases the last public patch for the OS.
With just two more weeks to go before the end of Microsoft's Windows XP support, a new report by Symantec claims hackers are already finding ways to attack ATMs, most of which use the 12 year old OS.
Microsoft has a new blog post and infographic that gives us a reminder that Office 2003 will lose its official support on April 8th, the same day that it ends support for Windows XP.
Microsoft has announced that people who either trade in their old Windows XP PC in their store locations or order a new PC with an XP machine will get $100 off their new PC order.
On April 9th, previously unknown Windows XP exploits will likely be released knowing full-well that Microsoft will never patch the hole as the OS will be unsupported.
Anti-virus software maker AVAST claims 23.6 percent of its users still have Windows XP installed on their PC and called Microsoft's decision to cut off support on April 8th a "big mistake".
A new report claims 10 percent of the PCs used by the U.S government, including some on classified military networks, will still be using Windows XP when support for the OS ends April 8th.
A new report claims that many banks in the UK and US either have or will make new contracts to Microsoft to extend their Windows XP support contracts past April 8th for their ATMs.
Microsoft's store website is offering buyers of new Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets a $50 gift card with their purchase in a promotion tied into the end of its support for Windows XP.
Windows XP users of the 4.5 version of the free Microsoft Security Essentials program may see a message stating that support for the 12 year old OS is ending soon.
Microsoft has launched AmIRunningXP.com to help uneducated users know if they are using Windows XP which will soon no longer be supported by Microsoft.
Microsoft is preparing to notify Windows XP users on March 8th that the software will be reaching its end-of-life via Windows update as a final notice of the platform being put to rest.
Microsoft has released a new tool that will make it easier than ever to move from Windows XP. As the support deadline looms closer, now is the time to upgrade your operating system.
The 12-year old Windows XP increased its market share again in February, according to the latest operating system data from Net Applications, which also shows Windows 8.1 adoption is stalling.