As aggressive and forced roll-out of Windows 10 continues, Microsoft’s latest operating system sees a big increase in total share and accounts to total 17.43% of active systems. In May, the total share rose by 2.09 percent to reach the 17.43 percent mark. In addition unexpectedly, Windows 7 usage share also showed an increase and total usage is 48.57 percent.
In May, Microsoft made Windows 10 a recommended update for existing Windows 7/8 users and it will install automatically if your Windows Update is set to default settings. Plus the number of annoying “Get Windows 10” popups has been increased and if you ignored it (didn’t interact with popup or clicked red cancel button on top right), Microsoft accounts it to Yes! for the upgrade. Some users got their systems automatically upgraded to Windows 10 on restart without their consent.
However, we recommend you to upgrade to Windows 10. It’s here to stay. Windows 10 is a great operating system which is getting refined time to time by Microsoft. Microsoft has announced an Anniversary Update which will be released in July and is expected to contain lots of new features and improvements. Also, Windows 10 is a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8 users till July 29. So it’s better to upgrade now rather than upgrading after July 29 since after it, Windows 10 Home will cost $120 and Windows 10 Pro will cost $199.
What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s strategy? Have you upgraded to Windows 10?