Only two per cent of local councils are plumping for Windows 8 as they migrate off XP, Freedom of Information (FoI) requests sent out by CRN suggest.

Of the 188 councils that responded to our research and said they were migrating off XP, only four – two per cent – said they were upgrading their XP estates to Microsoft’s divisive new operating system.

Six per cent said they were upgrading to a combination of Windows 8 and Windows 7, but the vast majority – 92 per cent – said they were migrating to Windows 7.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.