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Windows 10 Adoption Rate Tanks

One of the most critical figures for any new OS is adoption rate. If a new OS fails to be taken up, developers will shun it, leading to a vicious cycle. After experiencing that with Windows 8, Microsoft has taken great pains to ensure Windows 10 won’t suffer the same fate. Unfortunately, after a brilliant start, it seems that the adoption rate has ground to a near standstill.

After a strong launch last year, Windows 10 has picked up about 14.35% of all computers and 270 million devices. That is a pretty good number for any OS but the rate of adoption is the key concern. After reporting well above 1% growth every month since launch, the rate has dropped to just 0.2%. Users are by no means not choosing Windows 10, but it looks like the OS is reaching close to saturation.

The main competition comes from Windows 7 which still holds a massive 2x lead with around 30% of marketshare. Of course, this is a general trend as the more focused Steam survey reports Windows 10 as the most used OS. With the free upgrade ending in just under 3 months, Microsoft may have to resort to new strategies to ensure Windows 10 continues to be picked up by legacy Windows users.

Samuel Wan

Samuel joined eTeknix in 2015 after becoming engrossed in technology and PC hardware. With his passion for gaming and hardware, tech writing was the logical step to share the latest news with the world. When he’s not busy dreaming about the latest hardware, he enjoys gaming, music, camping and reading.

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