running on 350 million devices -- 50 million more devices than the previous milestone announced by Microsoft on May 5.
While the company is expected to update the number
of devices running the latest OS when it releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2nd, NetMarketShare has decided to conduct some research on its own.
According to its report, Windows 10 currently runs on a 21.13% desktop OS share.
Meanwhile, Windows 7 continues to dominate the market with a 47.01%
share, with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 representing less than 10% of the
PC market, and Windows XP representing 10.34%.
While the market
share of Windows 10 is all but certain to rise, it likely won't rise as
fast as it did between May and June or June and July.
For example, as
Windows 10 is no longer offered as a free upgrade for PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Microsoft has even backtracked on its original statement that Windows 10 will hit one billion devices by mid-2018, saying last month that Windows 10 likely won't in fact make that deadline.
I have a friend who has been on the cutting edge of computers from the early days of Radio Shack Tandy computers in the seventies.
He has always been a Windows guy.
But recently he told me that Windows updated his two computers that he uses for his business to Windows Ten.
He found it confusing since he has never used apps and did not like it at all.
So he has decided that his relationship with Windows is now officially over and will gravitate to Apple OS.
I can only wonder how many other Windows users have moved over to Apple.
My own wife has gone totally Apple and loves it.
Me...I still am a Windows guy.
I just install Classic Shell and everything is fine.