Microsoft has revealed that the number of active devices with Windows 10 has been increasing, now totaling 825 million machines. By September 2018, this figure was around 700 million.
The truth is that Microsoft has designed a goal of 1 billion devices, something that will certainly be achieved by 2020. This year will mark the end of official support for Windows 7.
In addition, Microsoft is encouraging companies to upgrade to Windows 10. If they want to maintain support for Windows 7, they will have to opt for support plans that can go up to $ 200 per device.
Windows 10 was released differently in 2015, where users could upgrade for free if they already had a legitimate version of the operating system. Users had 1 year to upgrade, something that motivated many to switch to the new system.
Windows 10 aims to give more control to the user
The May 10 update of Windows 10 is on the way, promising to improve the future of the operating system. One way to do this is to give users more control over how updates are made.
Overall, there is not much control over updates in Windows 10 compared to previous versions. There are cases where an update can bring performance and compatibility issues, causing dissatisfaction.
In that sense, I believe Microsoft is acting the right way by not ‘forcing’ updates. Another major change is the integration of Linux into Windows, through a compatible kernel that will be released in the future.
There is no doubt that Windows 10 is the most widely used operating system in the world. As such, there is a huge responsibility for Microsoft to provide the best possible user experience.