XP still running on most business computers

If your company still primarily uses the 10-year-old Windows XP, you’re not alone.

Despite Windows 7 and Apple OS X gaining ground among business users, XP still has a majority market share, according to the latest research from Forrester.

According to the report, Windows 7 is running on 21% of all business computers, more than double the amount from a year ago.

Also, the use of Apple operating systems in business climbed from 9% to 11% since 2010.

However, XP is still being used on six out of every ten business machines. Much of Windows 7’s gains appear to be due to companies ditching Vista in favor of an upgrade, as Vista’s share dropped from 11% to 6%.

The study was conducted by analyzing the OS used by business machines accessing Forrester’s website in March 2011.

Is your business still running XP? Do you plan to upgrade in the near future? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Jack Elder

    Although most of my computers are Windows XP, I have been installing Windows Vista SP3 (I’m sorry, Windows 7) computers in their place as part of our periodic replacement plans.