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#Technology :  Majority of Windows XP Users are in CHINA

Did you know that OVER 70% of all Windows XP users are in...China?  With Windows XP ending a 13 year run, only China has the largest marketshare. But what does that REALLY mean? 

Elsewhere around the world, people had already migrated to Windows 7 beginning in 2009 (Windows XP was released in 2002).  Computers don't last a long time, and any consumer picking up a computer since 2009 would have been on Windows 7 (only "enterprise" businesses may have wanted XP for some older programs).

So when you hear the scare stories about Windows XP...just realize there are extremely few people in the U.S.A., E.U., etc., that are actually affected.  Those most affected are in China.  

But why is China so high with Windows XP usage?

Windows XP was the most heavily illegally pirated operating system in history.  A user with Windows XP in China more than likely has an illegal pirated version.  Thus, even this 70% figure is misleading...LEGAL copies of Windows XP is perhaps in the low single digits, as most copies are pirated copies in China (and perhaps elsewhere).  Because most Chinese are using a pirated version of XP, they haven't been receiving security updates from Microsoft anyways...so end of life of XP means nothing to them (thus seeing any "percentage" of XP usage worldwide will linger for a long time due to China and pirated versions).

Windows XP is thoguht to be at about 29% marketshare worldwide (and falling).  So with China making up 70% of that 29% figure (with most copies being illegally pirated versions), that means legal usage of Windows XP is roughly around 9%.

That's right.  True Windows XP usage worldwide is probably really around 9%.  Windows 8 (all versions) usage is around 10 to 11% worldwide and over 200 million sold since 2012 [2 years] (to compare, Windows XP sold 500 million in 5 years)
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War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims http://buff.ly/QmV9bF
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Artist painting "Collateral Victims"

"Collateral Victims" the name is inspired from the US military footage "Collateral Murder", leaked by Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
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Irychio R originally shared to Advances in Medicine and Biology (Basic Biology):
 
Another of our Mentor has spoken... :D
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"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." - John Ruskin
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APAC Analyst, OSINT, Geopolitical, Regional Crisis Management Center - Asia Pacific

  • Identifying political unrest and terrorism trends in Asia Pacific
  • Geopolitical analysis and risk assessment of countries in the region.
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