Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

According to Net Applications, more desktop computers are now running Windows 10 than any other OS.

Stat-wranglers from NetMarketShare are the latest to declare that Windows 10 has gently given its much-loved (or less disliked) predecessor a nudge toward oblivion, if only by a few percentage points.

It is interesting to note that Windows XP is still listed in the rankings, with 4.54% market share. That's not an easy job, for sure, but considering Windows 10 is now the most popular version of Windows, the complete shift will happen eventually.

Windows 10 Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015. Microsoft also announced it will be rolling out updates to Windows 10 in the future instead of launching new software iterations.

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Having opened the floodgates to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as 2018 drew to a close, the gang at Redmond could have been forgiven for expecting a jump from the flatlining usage of the update. Last Windows 10 update rolled out in December, 2018.

But new Windows 10 installs have continued growing at a strong and steady pace and reached nearly 700 million devices back in May. Microsoft later admitted that it would miss the target. We still can't overlook the fact that Microsoft's Windows 10 has been growingly steadily over the years, and the company's Windows as a Service plan has worked out pretty well. Although the latest OS version has surpassed Windows 7 three years after its launch, indicates how popular Windows 7 has been and still continues to be among users.

Despite assurances, many businesses who had been bitten in the past, had refused to upgrade, holding steadfastly onto the venerable Windows 7, and there's a fair bet that the majority of remaining Windows 7 machines are in offices.

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