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  • Microsoft Announces That Windows 10 is On 75 Million Devices


    This past week, a marketing executive at Microsoft announced that adoption of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month. The OS has reportedly been installed on over 90,000 unique PC and tablet models, some of which date back to 2007. Microsoft’s VP of Marketing for Windows and Devices, Yusuf Mehdi, noted that the company has also been six times more Windows Store app downloads per device than with Windows 8.

    The pace of Windows 10 adoption has been much faster than Windows 7 or 8, largely aided by being a free upgrade for many Windows users. As a reference, Windows 8 saw sales of approximately 40 million licenses in its first month while Windows 7 took two months to hit 60 million.

    It should be noted that as Windows remains the most popular desktop and laptop operating system, representing over 90% of July online traffic monitored by NetMarketShare, even 75 million is a relatively small percentage of Microsoft’s user base. Gartner estimated that the combined PC industry shipped 68.4 million computers in the June quarter alone, of which less than 4.8 million were Macs, being the only other major platform.

    Apple’s OS X Yosemite, which was also a free update for owners of Mavericks, managed to reach roughly 12.8% of Mac users within its first week. Just three and a half months later, this figure ended up rising to 49%.

    If Microsoft wants to meet its goal of having Windows 10 on a billion devices within three years, it will need to maintain rapid adoption to meet its goal. The company might be helped by a variety of factors including free upgrades for the first year, PCs that ship with the software pre-installed and the fact that it is a universal OS adaptable to tablets and phones.

    We’ll have to wait and see.

    Source: Windows (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Announces That Windows 10 is On 75 Million Devices started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      "Microsoft announces that Windows 10 is on 75 Million Devices...and here are their names and address..."
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Wot no credit card details? Need an apple device for that level of info!
    1. vitaminme's Avatar
      vitaminme -
      Hate that green blue UI
    1. jzhu625's Avatar
      jzhu625 -
      And how many downgraded after upgraded?
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by jzhu625 View Post
      And how many downgraded after upgraded?
      Not me. It’s great. 75 milly, that’s a great start.
    1. X-Men's Avatar
      X-Men -
      Quote Originally Posted by jzhu625 View Post
      And how many downgraded after upgraded?
      What a cheap comment. I'm also an iOS user But we should realize that how apple block downgrading even after releasing some crap updates. But Microsoft allows that
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      They forgot to mention that 75% of all those people immediately downgraded back to Windows 7 after the upgrade...
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Unless Microsoft releases 10.x with less intrusive privacy parameters, they can stick it where the sun doesn't shine & I'll be sticking with my Windows 7 Ultimate... because so far it IS THE ULTIMEATE!!!
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      They forgot to mention that 75% of all those people immediately downgraded back to Windows 7 after the upgrade...
      They also forgot to mention that it’s pretty easy to do.
      Once you upgrade with OSX and Photos decides to ‘upgrade’ your photo library or mail decides that the new version requires a new library structure and makes the necessary changes, good luck getting those apps to recognise all your data.
      Pray you backed up first, (most people don’t).
      Now to make things worse, consider the two iOS scenarios;
      1. You upgrade an App OTA and the new version doesn’t work. What’s your next step, (bear in mind that the phones are also aimed at people that do not have computers)?
      2. A confilct between an app and iOS means that only an older version will work. Apple have stopped signing that version.



      Yeah, a great method for a company to manage things.
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      They forgot to mention that 75% of all those people immediately downgraded back to Windows 7 after the upgrade...
      I wonder why people are saying that? I have upgraded twenty computers so far and everyone likes it! Even the people who hated win 8.1 and I had to downgrade them to win 7