Windows 10 will soon turn 1 and the company says that the new operating system performed really well during these 12 months on the market, becoming the most successful Windows version ever.
The free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8.1 users definitely played a decisive role in this quick adoption of Windows 10, with Microsoft now revealing that the new operating system is running on no less than 350 million devices in the entire world. Furthermore, Windows 10 recorded to the best customer satisfaction rating so far, Microsoft says.
Now running on nearly 20 percent of PCs
“We’d like to say a special thank you to each of you who have upgraded to Windows 10. With over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, customer satisfaction is higher than any previous version of Windows and customer engagement is also incredible with more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch,” Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, said in a statement.
“We’re pleased that so many of you are being more productive and having more fun with Windows 10. Your feedback has been a key input into the design of the Anniversary Update.”
According to third-party data, Windows 10 is now the second most-used desktop operating system in the world, with a market share that’s getting closer to the 20 percent threshold. Windows 7 continues to be the leader with approximately 50 percent, but it’s quickly losing users due to the migration to Windows 10.
Microsoft has a goal of bringing Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2017 and adoption figures are very likely to grow significantly once enterprises start the transition too. Many are still evaluating and piloting the switch to Windows 10, but once this phase is complete, the new operating system is expected to be installed by the majority of companies who are looking to benefits from the improvements that Microsoft implemented as part of this release.