Operating Systems, Software Programs, Windows

Windows 10 Downloaded 50 Million Times

Windows 10 has been downloaded over 50 million times. The brand new Operating System from the software giant has been a success. Partly because it’s completely free for previous Windows owners, partly because it rectifies some major issues and beefs owners of Windows 8.1 systems have reported earlier. While the number is rather impressive, the current state of affairs tell us that this relates to around 5% of all OS installs worldwide for the time being. The adoption rate is rather positive, creating a good atmosphere for Microsoft to push additional software, apps and other Windows related merchandise in the future.

According to some sources, Microsoft has an ambitious goal of getting one billion devices onto Windows 10 in two to three years. This means both desktop, laptop and mobile devices. After all, we’ve been rather impressed by performance of the Windows 10 lately, but the overall adoption rate will mostly be revolving around marketing, push of the OS to users through various social media channels and fair and objective positive reviews, all trickling down lately. Given the number of installs, it seems the company did a great job and I have yet to find a single issue with the operating system as well.

  • Kim

    Windows 10 has definitely seemed to be a welcome change after Windows 8.1. I refused to use Windows 8.1 and kept Windows 7. But what I want to know is, what happened to Windows 9?

  • jurupa gold

    I got tired of undoing the WIN TEN express default “opt ins to opt outs” and when I rebooted, my opt out changes did not remain. Wash rinse repeat. Okay so i just wants to spy on me. Solution? Migrate to Linux. I uninstalled, deleted and wiped my drive to assure all remnants of the offending WIN TEN were removed. I reinstalled WIN 7 PRO and set up my partitions to Dual boot Linux distributions.
    I found an easy to use, beautiful looking, fast and FREE Linux Distribution called Elementary Freya. Excellent no hiccups and now if I need to use a non internet application I nuse Freya Elementary. I chose the Chromium browser with all the goodies such as 3 powerful ANTI adware extensions. ahhh! Enjoyment with no spying…no viruses, no anti virus software required to keep marketers at bay. I will be adding a Linux Firewall just to make sure Microsoft has not left any surprise snoopware behind. I will be running Zenmap and Wireshark to make sure no little beasties were left behind. The Boot up takes 2 seconds and I have a choice between Win 7 and Elementary Freya. i vote for Freya.