Microsoft ended the official support for its most popular OS, Windows XP, on 8th April 2014. The OS has served for a decade and now retired from its service.
Though Microsoft has moved ahead a lot in this decade and went on to release 3 new operating systems namely the Vista, Windows 7 and the Windows 8, most of the people around the world have not moved on. Still many people around the world prefer Windows XP as over other operating systems. As a result, number of people using XP are quite a lot.
When Microsoft ended the official support, these people using XP switched to Windows 7 or Windows 8. As a result the demand for PC increased as most of the XP running computers had an obsolete configuration, thus unable to upgrade the OS on that hardware. Both Gartner and IDC report a big increase in PC shipments during the first quarter thanks to companies scrambling to replace old XP computers at the last possible moment. However, the two analyst groups note that the sudden spike only managed to soften ongoing declines in PC shipments, rather than reverse them. Depending on which research firm you ask, the number of PCs on the market dropped between 1.7 percent to 4.4 percent year-over-year. That’s better than what system builders have seen over most of the past two years, but it’s not exactly a recovery.One good thing out of Windows XP’s deathhttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2014/04/one-good-thing-out-of-windows-xps-death/http://i1.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/XP.jpg?fit=728%2C400http://i1.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/XP.jpg?resize=150%2C150 COMPUTERMicrosoft