Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest operating system, and the fact that it is a free upgrade for users who own a genuine copy of older versions of Windows certainly helps get it out to the masses. So it is no surprise to learn that the operating system is gaining market share at a pretty steady and rapid pace.
According to the latest figures from Net Applications, Windows 10 currently commands about 7.94% of the market as far as Windows-based operating systems are concerned. Last month the figures showed that at 5% of the market, Windows 10 had already eclipsed Windows 8, and with a market share of 7.94% in October, Windows 10 is closing in on Windows XP, which is at 11.68% despite it being older and no longer supported. So it looks like Windows 10 is gaining traction.
Since Windows 10 is a free upgrade for users this is to be expected. Before this, upgrades to newer versions of Windows had to be purchased. Since it is free and users are able to rollback to the older build within a month, it is not surprising that more people are willing to give Windows 10 a chance. It seems they are sticking with it. Microsoft plans on changing the update’s status from Optional to Recommended in 2016. So the number will grow even more.