After 6 months, Windows 10 has finally passed Windows XP in terms of market share. As of January, Windows 10 had been installed on 11.9% of PCs across the globe, surpassing the 11.4% of machines running Windows XP.
This is a significant increase on the 10.4% of systems which are running Windows 8.1, showing that Windows 10 has been an excellent success.
Windows 10 is already installed on over 200 million devices, spanning across PCs, laptops, mobile phones and tablets, which makes it the fastest expanding version of Windows ever.
With computer repairs in Dublin and throughout Ireland keeping older devices alive, people are looking to freshen up their operating system and making the jump from XP, Vista and Windows 8 to Windows 10, and seeing a speed increase, we can see many more adopting this new operating system in the near future.
Microsoft are looking to have over 1 billion devices using Windows 10 by 2018, and at the current rate that is certainly a realistic goal.
Perhaps the biggest factor in Windows 10s growth speed is their upgrade scheme, which seen users of Windows XP and Windows 8 allowed to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, however, the return to the more recognised start bar and desktop format will also have been a large factor.
Windows 10 is also the first version to include modern features such as the Cortana virtual assistant, with both voice and text input, it is very similar to Siri over on Apple based devices.
The growth of Windows 10, and the fact that it has now passed Windows XP is a huge milestone, as Windows XP is now over 14 years old, and stopped providing updates several years ago, yet more than 1 in 10 computers worldwide are still running XP.
Microsoft believe that businesses who skipped the much frowned upon Windows 8 will finally take the plunge moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10 which will increase the speed of the latest Microsoft Operating System’s growth.