Despite some of the negative press surrounding Windows 10’s hidden snooping tools, the operating system appears to be roaring success and has extended its market share to 3.55 percent. The latest data comes from the weekly Statcounter report and shows a distinct shift from Windows 8.1 to Microsoft’s latest operating system. More specifically, Windows 8.1 dipped from 16.45 percent to 14.93 and Windows 7’s share reduced from 54.41 percent to 53.8.
These numbers are extremely impressive considering how new the operating system is and users are taking full advantage of the free upgrade incentive. Transferring customers from Windows 7 will be a more difficult task for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a more desktop-orientated environment and doesn’t use the Metro interface. Secondly, Windows 7 is stable, fast and adopts a familiar user-interface most people are accustomed to. While Windows 10 implements the Metro style in a more desktop-friendly manner, it’s still integrated into the Start Menu.
Thankfully, users have a full year to initiate the upgrade process and within a few months, most of the glaring issues should have been resolved. Also, it will be fascinating to see how Microsoft responds to concerns about privacy and their data policy. Whatever the case, Windows 10 continues to expand its market share at a rather impressive pace.
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