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News hardware & software 02 August 2019, 16:27

author: Frozen

Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10

Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.

It's been four years since Windows 10 was launched.
IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Windows 10 is already used by 48.86% of PC users;
  • The increase in popularity of W10 most probably results from the announcement that support for Windows 7 would end in January 2020.

According to the latest data from Net Applications, an American company known for its statistics on the share of operating systems and web browsers, already 48.86% of the world's PCs have Windows 10 installed. Only six months ago this percentage was about 40% and was only 2-3% higher than the result of W7 (for comparison: today the difference between the two systems is more than 17% - of course, in favor of the the latest Microsoft OS).

The reasons for the sudden rise in popularity of the latest Microsoft software are easy to guess. On January 14, 2020, the Redmond giant will end its technical support for Windows 7, which the company is regularly recalling in its announcements encouraging people to migrate to a newer OS from around April this year.

Despite many Microsoft actions aimed at "luring" as many users as possible to W10 (for example, by allowing free upgrade of the old system for the first year since its launch), a significant number of corporations and offices are still actively using Windows 7. For such companies, Microsoft has prepared a special option to extend the paid support for the old software for another 3 years, i.e. until January 14, 2023.

Players don't have a problem with changing to the new system. According to Steam's June hardware survey, 70.92% of Valve's platform users use Windows 10.

  1. Microsoft official website
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