Microsoft has been moving towards the future introducing the world to new versions of the Windows Operating system to stay abreast with new technology being used in devices. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have been created with touch screens in mind so that users find the OS to be viable for new devices as well. So why exactly do we have Windows OS users so deeply rooted in operating systems that are dated? According to data from NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is the most popular operating system on the market.
Windows 7 claims 60.98 percent of the market while Windows 8.1 is at 13.12 percent. Windows XP is still being used by 11.98 percent of users but the figures have started to dwindle for the 13-year old operating system as Microsoft 10 has been introduced to the market.
Microsoft has a strong hold on the market with 90.85 percent users using Windows operating system while the rest of the market is shared by Apple and Linux. Microsoft has had early success with Windows 10 as the tech giant offers it for free to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users.
Windows 7 is five years old, and its fair share in the number of Windows OS users shows that its popularity is yet to diminish. Windows XP had once basked in the same kind of success, but Windows 7 soon took over. Windows 8.1 was greeted with less enthusiasm among Windows OS users.
Many users criticized Microsoft for Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s attempt to bring back cheer among its users. Many users have successfully moved to Windows 10 and the latest Windows OS has been adding on to its user base at an increasing rate. With new devices supporting the latest technology, if we look into the future, there is a chance that Windows 10 may make it big.