Windows 10 Becomes the World’s Number One Desktop Operating System

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  1. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    https://news.softpedia.com/news/win...ber-one-desktop-operating-system-524409.shtml
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    Being that Vista never passed XP and 8 and 8.1 never passed 7 I guess it counts for something.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Heck, and it only took 3 1/2 years to get there... :)
     
  4. The Hammer

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    Sticking with macOS 10.13 High Sierrra for now Mojave still needs refining.
     
  5. zapjb

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    M$ shoved 10 down our throats more than any other OS ever. And it still took 3.5 years to achieve this.
     
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    Win 8 & 10 are the reasons I moved to Mac & Linux.
     
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    They could do it faster but people would crybaby.
     
  8. mood

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    Net Applications: Windows 10 passes 50% market share, Windows 7 falls to 30%
    September 1, 2019
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/01/net-applications-windows-10-windows-7-market-share/
     
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    Overall, W10 is gaining market-share and the post above speaks to it. However, it is the enterprise that has the budget to go through all the obvious steps to test their application base and put in place a training and rollout scenario. For some, new hardware may be a requirement or just plain prudent at this time. Small and medium sized businesses may have to allocate a size-able amount cash for this venture and if there is uncertainty in the economy (e.g changing trade policies), they may be reluctant to commit to the migration until the dust settles. That could be well after January 2020. If the business landscape remains uncertain, it is likely that the decision will be to stay with W7 without the purchase of the expensive extended security support package for W7 from Microsoft. The sales pitch is that 'Windows as a Service' is a benefit to business and the overall buy-in to this concept maybe there. The responsibility for availability and security shifts to the cloud provider under WaaS, so is it one of the contributing factors to the slow migration to W10 by those sited in this survey?
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    I wouldn't call in no.1 operating system, only the most used by a small margin.
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  11. Kerodo

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    And it took over 4 years to even get to that point....
     
  12. mood

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    2019 Was the Year When Windows 10 Conquered the Desktop
    And became the number one 1 desktop operating system
    January 3, 2020

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/2020-was-the-year-when-windows-10-conquered-the-desktop-528742.shtml
     
  13. Brian K

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    I didn't use Win7 much as I went from WinXP to Win8. Then from Win8 to Win10. Each OS kept getting better.
     
  14. Osaban

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    I also think Windows has always improved with every version, Windows 10 is fast, secure, stable, reliable, and I'm not a gamer, I'm just fine with it.
     
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    Microsoft does a Google with its giveaway of Windows 10 upgrades
    https://blog.avira.com/microsoft-does-a-google-with-its-giveaway-of-windows-10-upgrades/

    AFAIK that option was always possible.
     
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    Once the free upgrade offer officially ended, there a period of time when you had to download the upgrade tool for people using Assistive Technologies. When that upgrade method ended, for a while you could still upgrade by using an old version of Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. However, for quite some now all you have needed is the regular Media Creation Tool, or a Windows 10 ISO to be able to upgrade.

    Also, you can do a clean install of Windows 10, rather than upgrading and then activate it using a Windows 7 or 8 product key.
     
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    Thank you for detailed explanation @roger_m
    I've used Media Creation Tool on my system to get license but forgot that there was also a period of time when you could use Assistive Technologies tool.
     
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