Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share

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The show Windows 10 saw an increase of 1.09 percent compared to December previous year when it had a market share of 41.69 percent.

Moreover, when it comes to businesses, where upgrading a whole fleet of machines is a whole different world to firing up an upgrade on a single PC - in terms of both organization issues and cost, as well as potential legacy app considerations - this move may run the risk of causing serious alienation for those who don't want to be pushed into either Windows 10 or Office 365. However, that figure includes tablets, phones, and Xbox consoles. This operating system is still holding 3.36 percent market share.

All these offerings are more or less on a par with Microsoft Office and will work across everything from Linux and Mac and even Chrome OS via the web. NetMarketShare also weights the data by country, whereas StatCounter doesn't. These moves will push IT to migrate to Windows 10 and ensure that any holdouts pay up for Office 365.

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 continues to remain unpopular at 8 percent.

Windows 10 LTSC Microsoft also announced that the next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) of Windows 10 will arrive "in the fall of 2018".

The latest version of Windows took the UK's greatest market share in June 2016, while the U.S. was a few months later in January 2017.

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In Europe, the crossover happened in March 2107, while Windows 7 still has a 15 percent and 30 percent lead over Windows 10 in Asia and India, respectively.

Today the company confirms that Office 2019 will eventually be made available in the second half of 2018 but will be working only on Microsoft's latest version of Operating System Windows 10. As per latest estimates, for the first time, the newer version of the popular OS overtook the eight-year-old version.

This new tack could backfire if such companies decide to dig their heels in, instead, and make the decision that they will now stick with Windows 7 and an older standalone version of Office. This release of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC will be released under our fixed lifecycle policy with a term of 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. Statcounter's CEO Aodhan Cullen has called it a breakthrough for Microsoft.

We will also offer additional paid servicing options for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education releases starting with Windows 10 version 1607.

Nearly one year ago, Windows 10 officially surpassed Windows 7 in the Europe. "Microsoft will be hoping that it can replace it a lot quicker than XP, launched in August 2001, which fell below five per cent usage worldwide only in June 2017".

Barak Shein, from Microsoft's Windows Defender Security Research team, wrote in a blog post: "There has been an increase in free versions of programs that purport to scan computers for various errors, and then use alarming, coercive messages to scare customers into buying a premium version of the same program". Future progress will depend on a flat PC market and commercial upgrades that enterprises may put off for another couple of years.