Microsoft has completed 2018 as the most expensive corporation in the world. However, this is not its only achievement. As it turned out, its latest operating system, Windows 10, has now become the most popular desktop OS in the world.
According to Net Applications, it did not just increase its popularity, but also surpassed the previous favorite - Windows 7 OS. At the current time, the top ten accounts for 39.22% of the desktop OS market share, while the G7 is 36.9% . This took Microsoft three and a half years. And these results also show the level of popularity of Windows 7, which was released 10 years ago.
Today, the Windows 10 operating system runs on over 700 million devices, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, and even Xbox One branded gaming consoles. And although this is still far from the coveted billion devices, it’s quite pragmatic in Redmond to try to bring the number of active devices on the “top ten” to this level.
At the same time, we note that as early as January 14, 2020, the company will cease its extended support for Windows 7. Therefore, Microsoft is vital that large corporations and individual users switch to Windows 10. We will see how far this works.
However, in general, at the moment, the results of the software giant are pretty good. And although at one time all the means “from aggressive advertising to non-switchable notifications” went “into battle”. And, despite the dubious ethical side of such actions, in terms of business, they seem to be effective. Although this does not cancel the frankly unsuccessful update of Windows 10 October 2018 Update and related problems.