Windows 10 Found on 6.63 Percent of PCs in the World Revealing Steady Adoption Rate

Posted on October 01, 2015 by .

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We have done countless posts on the hype and some speculation surrounding Windows 10 before and after it was released. Today, we are reporting on the emergence and growth of Windows 10 adoption among PCs around the world, now found on 6.63% of PCs.

Don’t let the small percentage trick you and make you have doubts about Windows 10. While there is just over 6% of all PCs in the world running Windows 10 currently, the growth and adoption rate is a sign of thing going according to plan as Microsoft sees it.

There are a lot of computers in the world and to have just fewer than 7% of them running your newest operating system after it being released and available for just two months now is not a bad thing at all. Think about it, there are PCs still running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and lingering variations in between. The move to Windows 10 has been quite attractive for those who had a licensed copy of Windows 7 or 8/8.1 as it is available for free.

Currently, Windows 7 leads the charge as being the most popular and widely used PC operating system. There are many reasons that we could dive into as to why that is true when there is Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 on the scene. Surprisingly, those statistics, provided by StatCounter, show that followed by Windows 7 being the most popular is Windows XP and then Windows 8.1. Surprised? Yes, so are we.

As for the hard-truth numbers, Windows 7 is found on 56.53% of PC while Windows XP in its second place is found on 12.21%. When it comes to Windows 8.1, 10.72% of PCs around the world are running such followed by Windows 10 at 6.63% with a steady growing rate.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have Mac computers running OS X 10.10, which accounts for being on 4.91% of PCs in the world. We can’t discount our follow Mac computer users here in the PC mix.

With Microsoft’s plan to have Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2017, the numbers are not too promising. Though, we expect the Windows 10 figures were to increase as it becomes available to more users, and the upgrade is “experienced” by more making it easier to make the move to Windows 10.

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, what is stopping you at the moment? If so, what made you make the move?

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