On this day in 2001 Microsoft released the incredibly popular Windows XP Operating System.

The Operating system replaced Windows 2000 and was eventually replaced by Windows Vista in 2007.

Microsoft ended extended support for the popular operating system in 2014, however it is claimed it still holds over 5% market share of all Windows PCs as of 2018.


Parmar, M. (2018, 6 3). Windows Latest. Retrieved from New stats show Windows XP’s market share increased: https://www.windowslatest.com/2018/06/03/new-stats-show-windows-xps-market-share-increased/