Home windows 10 has already been put in on 200 million units
Making Home windows 10 a free improve for almost all of customers on the market seems to have labored like a allure for Microsoft. The corporate introduced this morning that Home windows 10 is getting used on greater than 200 million units all over the world within the lower than six months because it launched. That is up from the one hundred ten million units that Microsoft introduced nearly three months in the past, so whereas adoption has slowed ever so barely, Home windows 10 continues to be going robust.
That is much more apparent once you examine improve numbers for Home windows 10 to its predecessor, Home windows eight. In the identical six-month timespan, Home windows eight was solely put in on one hundred million units — so Home windows 10 is being adopted about twice as quick. That is certainly because of the free upgrades for Home windows 10, nevertheless it additionally speaks to the standard and polish of Home windows 10 when in comparison with Home windows eight, a radical redesign of the OS that by no means fairly caught favor with nearly all of customers on the market.
Microsoft can also be sharing some statistics on Home windows 10 utilization, and unsurprisingly they paint the brand new launch in a reasonably constructive mild. The corporate says that its Home windows 10 customers spend greater than eleven billion hours utilizing the OS in December, a reasonably large quantity that does not actually have a number of context behind it. Microsoft did say it was the very best utilization statistic it had ever see.
The fleet of latest hardware Microsoft launched this yr, together with the Floor E-book and Floor Professional four possible did not harm, both. To that finish, Microsoft is making the Floor Ebook extra extensively out there this yr. The laptop computer/pill hybrid will “quickly” be out there in 10 new nations: Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.