Windows 10 now running on 200 million devices

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 05 2016 @ 14:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft reports Windows 10 hit a new milestone as the operating system is now active on over 200 million devices. The software giant claims the free Windows 10 is enjoying the the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows, outpacing Windows 8 by nearly 400 percent and Windows 7 by close to 140 percent.
As of today, there are more than 200 million monthly active devices around the world running Windows 10.

  • And Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than 40% of new Windows 10 devices becoming active since Black Friday.

  • In fact, Windows 10 continues to be on the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows – ever – outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140% and Windows 8 by nearly 400%.

  • We’re seeing increased preference for Windows 10 with consumers. Since Black Friday, US retail PC share* for Windows 10 grew 16 points to 62% compared to the prior four weeks. Windows 10 mix of PCs rose to 87% from 58% prior to the holiday.

  • We are also seeing accelerating and unprecedented demand for Windows 10 among enterprise and education customers. As of today, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are in active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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