Windows 10 is now the most popular desktop operating system in the world. After 3 and a half years it exceeds Windows 7 with 39% against 37% of the old SO.
Microsoft completed 2018 marking an important milestone: Windows 10 is now the most popular operating system in the world on desktop PCs. finally managed to overcome Windows 7.
Windows 10: the world's most popular desktop operating system, surpassed Windows 7
Windows 10 the most recent desktop operating system of the company and now the most popular in the world; has surpassed Windows 7 the operating system launched 9 years ago
From December, Windows 10 holds over 39% of the market share desktop operating systems, while Windows 7 accounts for about 37 percent.
The NetApplications report also states that beyond 700 million devices are now running on Windows 10; these devices include PCs, Xbox One, tablets and phones.
Windows 7 still at 37%
Microsoft is finalizing the process that will lead it to no longer support Windows 7, given that assistance for this operating system officially ends in 2020. The company has invited users to upgrade and the Windows 7 market share has been steadily declining ever since. Although 37% still really much.
Windows 10: more than 3 years to overcome Windows 7
Windows 10 was released in 2015, which means that it took about three and a half years to reach this record.
While dominating the desktop OS market, Microsoft is still far from its original target since Windows 10 was released. The computer giant had initially planned to install Windows 10 on a billion devices over three years.
Regardless of this, even with a few obstacles, Microsoft had a nice 2018 and Windows 10 certainly played an important role.