Windows 7 still used by 25.2 percent

Posted on Thursday, Mar 05 2020 @ 11:49 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Fresh data from NetApplications reveals Windows 7 was still used by 25.2 percent of web users in February 2020, while 57.37 percent used Windows 10. The high marketshare of Windows 7 means a lot of users are at risk as this operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft. The last security update for Windows 7 was distributed on January 14, 2020.

Speaking about Windows 7, Microsoft finance chief Amy Hood called the large marketshare of this operating system an opportunity, with lots of income still to come. Microsoft blames two factors for the slow transition to Windows 10.

First up, the software giant blamed Intel for the continued supply issues of its 14nm CPUs. Additionally, Hood pointed at the coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 is causing supply chain issues in China, which is hurting the supply of new computers with Windows 10.
Looking through the CNBC report and quotes from Hood, the stalling of Windows 7 to Windows 10 transitions seems to be because of two factors. First of all Microsoft reckons that chip supply is slowing the release of new PCs to the market. New PCs and system upgrades are a big driver for adoption of the latest OS from Microsoft. Secondly, Covid-19 is causing supply chain issues in China - again affecting the supply of new PCs / laptops.
Windows 7 marketshare

Via: Hexus


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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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