According to a new statistic provided by Net Applications, it seems that windows 10 grows at a much slower rate than previously anticipated. Numbers show that the new operating system provided by Microsoft has a market share of approximately 8 percent. So, windows 7 over windows 10, seems to shout the voice of the majority.
While being fairly new to the market, Windows 10 managed in just a couple of weeks to raise its market share from a modest 0.39 percent to a 5.1 percent. This sudden shift in market shares was of course prompted by Microsoft action of making the new upgrade free for all users.
Still, the new operating system has to face some tough competitors on the market. According to the same study provided by Net Applications it seems the market is split up between Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 8.1. Numbers show that a whopping 55.71% of users chose to remain faithful to Windows 7, 11.68 percent of the are still using Windows XP (although Microsoft announced earlier this year that XP will be left without technical support) and only 10.68 percent of them went ahead and bought Windows 8.1.
Although 6 years have passed since Microsoft released Windows 7 and customers still tend to stick to it in detriment of other versions of Windows.
Marketing specialists stated that if this keeps up, it is very likely that Windows 10 could easily overtake Windows 8.1 at the end of 2015. Unfortunately, it will take 10 a couple of more months or maybe years to dethrone Windows 7.
Microsoft’s plan is to bring Windows 10 to 1 billion devices by the end of 2016.
So, why do people chose Windows 7 over Windows 10? Over the years, Windows 7 proved that it can be as reliable and stable as Windows XP. Furthermore, Windows 7 packs a lot more contents than his predecessor. IT specialists tend to believe that 7 actually consumes less memory resources than other version of Windows. It’s dashing, multi-tasking looks good and you can even use Windows 7 with an old computer.
Windows 10 has a lot of catching up to do, but the future seems very promising indeed. Among the new features 10 has in store for us is, of course, Cortana, the virtual assistant. Cortana will now be available on PC. You just need a Microsoft account in order to fire up and use Cortana. What Windows 10 lacks in functionality gains in overall aspect. It’s sleek and responds even better than Windows 8.1 could.