Windows XP has just over a year left in its tank. Microsoft plans to pull the support plug in April 2014, even if, as Net Applications' data hints, the 11-year-old operating system then powers more than 30% of all personal computers.
Net Applications measures operating system usage by tracking unique visitors to some 40,000 websites it monitors for clients.
Windows 8 uptake pace slowed for the third straight month, falling even further behind Vista's and Windows 7's early adoption. (Data: Net Applications.)
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