By mirroring Apple's business model of releasing operating system upgrades for free so as to support developers reaching a maximum of users, Microsoft proudly announced today that Windows 10 is now active on more than 200 million devices globally. Windows 10 has the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows, Microsoft says, outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140% and Windows 8 by almost 400%. More than 40% of the new Windows 10 devices went active post Black Friday.
Microsoft provides us with a long list of Windows statistics and here are just a few of them.
Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than 40% of new Windows 10 devices becoming active since Black Friday.
Microsoft is seeing increased preference for Windows 10 with consumers. Since Black Friday, US retail PC share* for Windows 10 grew 16 points to 62% compared to the prior four weeks. Windows 10 mix of PCs rose to 87% from 58% prior to the holiday.
Microsoft is also seeing accelerating and unprecedented demand for Windows 10 among enterprise and education customers. As of today, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are in active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers.
For more information that extends to Windows Stores, Xbox and Surface Book, see the official Windows blog.
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