Windows 10 was made available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users which resulted in one of the fastest adoption rates for any of the Windows version released earlier. But Lately, there have been reports suggesting that the roller coaster ride for Windows 10 is now running out of steam with a slower growth rate.

Microsoft had some numbers to show at the build conference, which suggested as many as 270 million Windows 10 users worldwide, and now the latest report from Netmarketshare’s continue to show that the OS is growing strongly. The stats show that 14.5% of all PCs, run Windows 10, second only to Windows 7.


The latest OS from Microsoft grew 1.33% in March, its 4th strongest month since launch, much more than the 0.97% it grew in February. Windows 7 has dipped to 51.89% with XP booting at 10.9%.

This all indicates that Microsoft is 27% towards their 1 billion devices goal with a growth relatively steady at 1.25% per month. And at this rate, it’s very likely the Redmond company will reach its goal within its earlier 3-year estimate.

As far as Apple is concerned, the Mac OS rules 6.06% of the market share, followed by others at 4.94%.


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