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  1. Wed, 03 Dec 2014
    Three times more Yahoo search usage on Firefox 34 in the US
  2. Mon, 01 Dec 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes XP and breaks 10% mark for first time globally in terms of internet usage
  3. Thu, 18 Sep 2014
    Mobile internet usage soars by 67%
  4. Mon, 08 Sep 2014
    Apple 'holding its own' reports StatCounter ahead of imminent iPhone 6 announcement
  5. Tue, 02 Sep 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes 8 worldwide
  6. Wed, 02 Apr 2014
    Less than a week to go and XP remains world's second most popular operating system
  7. Tue, 04 Feb 2014
    New StatCounter report highlights global risk to business and other users from Windows XP
  8. Mon, 16 Dec 2013
    New StatCounter data finds that tablet internet usage is less than 5% globally
  9. Mon, 09 Sep 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter charts Apple's global battle with Samsung ahead of rumored new iPhone launch
  10. Wed, 10 Jul 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter launches "Internet Wars" Report
  11. Mon, 04 Feb 2013
    Apple and Samsung displace Nokia worldwide for first time in terms of internet usage
  12. Fri, 30 Nov 2012
    Windows 8 slower out of the traps than predecessor Windows 7
  13. Thu, 25 Oct 2012
    Windows 8 has battle globally to kill off XP
  14. Mon, 09 Jul 2012
    Web analytics company StatCounter highlights evolving global browser landscape in new video
  15. Mon, 18 Jun 2012
    [Note] An Open Letter to Roger Capriotti, Microsoft
  16. Fri, 01 Jun 2012
    Independent web analytics firm StatCounter confirms milestone as Chrome overtakes IE globally for first calendar month
    Language: EN | ES
  17. Wed, 30 May 2012
    [Note] Response to articles on certain Spanish websites 28th & 29th May
    Language: EN | ES
  18. Tue, 08 May 2012
    IE9 bucks the trend of older Microsoft browsers at weekends
  19. Wed, 11 Apr 2012
    Screen Resolution Alert for Web Developers
  20. Wed, 21 Mar 2012
    Chrome is world's number one browser for a day
  21. Mon, 06 Feb 2012
    Mobile internet usage is doubling year on year
  22. Thu, 15 Dec 2011
    Chrome 15 Becomes World's Most Popular Browser
  23. Thu, 01 Dec 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox Globally for First Time
  24. Tue, 01 Nov 2011
    Windows 7 overtakes XP globally for first time in October
  25. Mon, 01 Aug 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox for UK Number Two Browser Spot in July
  26. Fri, 01 Jul 2011
    Chrome Breaks 20% Globally in June
  27. Wed, 01 Jun 2011
    Firefox 4 Becomes Leading Firefox Version
  28. Wed, 23 Mar 2011
    Firefox 4 Hits the Ground Running and Eclipses Internet Explorer 9
  29. Tue, 08 Mar 2011
    Android overtakes BlackBerry for first time
  30. Tue, 01 Mar 2011
    Bing overtakes Yahoo! globally for first time
  31. Tue, 04 Jan 2011
    Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in browser wars
  32. Wed, 01 Dec 2010
    BlackBerry overtakes Apple in Mobile Wars
  33. Tue, 05 Oct 2010
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser falls below 50% of worldwide market for first time
  34. Wed, 01 Sep 2010
    Windows 7 Jumps Ahead of Vista Globally for First Time
  35. Tue, 31 Aug 2010
    Redd Monday for Digg
  36. Mon, 28 Jun 2010
    Chrome overtakes Safari for first time to claim third place in US Internet browser market
  37. Tue, 01 Jun 2010
    IE6 Falls Below 5% for First Time in US and Europe
  38. Thu, 22 Apr 2010
    Twitter Generates Almost One in Ten Social Media Hits to Websites
  39. Wed, 13 Jan 2010
    Google Gained Market Share in China in Last Six Months
  40. Tue, 03 Nov 2009
    Encouraging Start for Windows 7
  41. Mon, 02 Nov 2009
    Bing US Market Share Stabilises but Yahoo! Continues Fall
  42. Thu, 01 Oct 2009
    Bing Records First Monthly Decline Since Launch
  43. Tue, 01 Sep 2009
    Bing Slows in Race against Google
  44. Mon, 03 Aug 2009
    Bing Gains Another 1% of Search Market
  45. Fri, 10 Jul 2009
    Bing Overtakes Yahoo! for Second Time
  46. Thu, 02 Jul 2009
    Firefox 3.5 Fast Out of Blocks
  47. Wed, 01 Jul 2009
    Bing Gains 1% of Search Market for Microsoft
  48. Thu, 11 Jun 2009
    Bing Takes Market Share Despite Falling Behind Yahoo!
  49. Fri, 05 Jun 2009
    Bing Overtakes Yahoo!
  50. Tue, 02 Jun 2009
    Opera Retakes Leadership from iPhone in Mobile Browser Market
  51. Tue, 31 Mar 2009
    Firefox 3.0 Becomes Most Popular Web Browser in Europe for First Time
  52. Mon, 23 Mar 2009
    Vista Breaks Through 30% U.S. Market Share
  53. Fri, 20 Mar 2009
    Microsoft IE 8 Launch 'Underwhelms'
  54. Wed, 04 Mar 2009
    Firefox 3 Gains Ground on Microsoft Internet Explorer in Internet Browser Wars
  55. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
    iPhone Takes Global Lead in Mobile Browser Wars - StatCounter Research
  56. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
    StatCounter Launches Free Global Stats Tool
  57. Wed, 03 Sep 2008
    Chrome Grabs 1% of Global Browser Market in First Day
  58. Thu, 31 Jul 2008
    Statcounter Research Shows New Search Engine Cuil is One to Watch
  59. Thu, 19 Jun 2008
    Stout Performance by Firefox 3 Confirmed by StatCounter
  60. Tue, 18 Mar 2008
    iPhone Increases Market Share in Mobile Browser Wars

Less than a week to go and XP remains world's second most popular operating system

  • XP users 'sleep walking' into potential virus and security minefield finds web analytics firm

San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday 2nd April 2014: With less than a week to go before Microsoft pulls the plug on general support for Windows XP, it remains the second most popular operating system in the world in terms of internet usage, according to the latest data from StatCounter, the independent website analytics company.

The company's research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that in March, Windows 7 was the global leader on 54.7% while XP remains in second place on 18.6%, more than double Mac OS X (all versions) on 8.6%.

"Despite the stark warnings and publicity surrounding the end of support in six days' time, it appears that significant numbers of people are still using XP and sleep walking into a potential minefield of security and virus risks," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.

Despite the risks, XP remains the second most popular OS in terms of internet usage in Europe (15.9%); South America (17.8%); Asia (24.9%) and Africa (30.5%). It is third in North America (14.5%). Oceania, where XP has dropped to fourth on 8%, appears to be the most progressive continent in terms of upgrading from the almost 13 year old operating system.

In the US, XP is in third place on 15%. XP is also third in the UK with 8.4%.

Individual country stats may be accessed at: http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-os-ww-monthly-201403-201403-bar

StatCounter (www.statcounter.com), an independent web analytics specialist, is used by companies, bloggers, self-employed people, charities and anyone who wants to measure activity on their website, blog or forum. Key features include ease of use, independence and ability to view website data in real time.

StatCounter members can learn about visitors to their site with essential statistics such as incoming traffic (i.e. how visitors are finding the site), downloads (e.g. which brochures are being accessed) and exit links (i.e. which links people click as they leave the site).

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month to the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.

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