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Windows 10 Adoption At Record High

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Skyrocket! Windows 10 is comfortably the number one desktop OS around, but the platform shattered some new record in the month of October to take its adoption to new heights.

Thereby helping the operating system to consolidate its lead over all other competing products.

Family or otherwise.

Speaking of family, it is actually due to Windows 7 that the latest version of Windows is witnessing this growth. This is an indication that many of those who installed Windows 10 have come from its predecessor that was released in 2009 and is now enjoying retired life.

These figures are, of course, from NetMarketShare, which shared this newest data from the OS world.

NetMarketShare OS October 2020

Taking a look at the numbers, you will find that Windows 10 was found running on 64.04% of desktop computers out there in October. This made for an increase from 61.2% the month before.

Trusty old Windows 7, meanwhile, dropped to 20.41% from 22.77%.

A new low for the platform after Microsoft officially pulled the plug off earlier this year.

If you are talking about a podium finish, then macOS is in a distant third place with 4.88% of the market to its name. Things go further down rapidly from there with Windows 8.1 listed with some 2.81%, Linux at 1.65%, Windows XP with 0.87%, Chrome OS totaling 0.54%, and Ubuntu with just 0.51%.

Coming back to Windows 10, the faster adoption of the latest and greatest version of the OS is no surprise. Not when you consider the major change in trends brought on due to the health pandemic.

More and more people have started to work from home, and companies have rapidly been migrating to the Windows platform to make use of solutions and services like Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. And this is a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down.

Not a bad place to be, eh?

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