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    XP % stabilising; is W7 stalled as W8 sees a bigger take up?

    No, I don't know the answers either

    Just saying that the latest Operating System market share data for January 2012 is online at Netmaketshare.

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    Appears Mac is stable at next to nothing, XP is dropping while Win 7 is on the upswing, soon to pass XP. In less than a year, went from 25% to 36% while XP dropped approx. same amount. This is kind of about what I would expect to see. As more business users switch to Win 7, you might see the change more pronounced.

    Win 8 isn't in the picture yet and will not be until year end. I suspect you will see it's numbers rise as tablets get more popular, but not as a replacement for Win 7 on traditional PC's.
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    Stable? Used in what context? Certainly not a building for horses.

    Are you talking, Stable as it's market share, or Stable as to running without problems?

    If you have XP and run it and are happy with it, as I am, market share is 100% redundant. Like who cares?

    Heck, I'd still be running DOS if I could get my email and browse the internet with it. Eh?

    AS for the other kind of stability, not getting BSOD's, freezes and CRASHES, I can do that with any OS.
    XP is no different than any other, up to and including Win-8/DP.

    So what am I saying? Nothing! I just thought I'd come in and say, "Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?"

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    Stable as in market share, not stability of use. From this graph it appears Mac is holding pretty stable in market share. I cannot comment on it's stability as I have never used nor want to use Mac. I was just referring to market share as shown on the graph, not commenting on any use stability. In point of fact, for me Win 7 has been the most stable in useability. I much prefer Win 7 over my previous XP. That is my opinion only. I do know of many that are perfectly happy with XP. Good for them. You should stick with something that works for you.
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