The Windows 7 vs Windows 10 battle is still on. For the time being, it seems that Windows 7 is the winner, although some say otherwise. According to StatsCounter, Windows 10 runs on 42.78% of computers, while Windows 7 has a user base of 41.86%.
On the other hand, NetMarketShare suggests that Windows 7 has a 44.81% market share, compared to Windows 10’s 28.19% market share. Of course, the numbers refer mainly to home users and the difference comes from the statistics methods used.
So, which numbers are correct?
Although the majority of reports suggest that Windows 7 is still the most popular OS in the world, statistics could soon change, at least as far as enterprise users are concerned. According to Brad Anderson, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, since January 4, a commercial PC has upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 via ConfigMgr every 0.98 seconds.
Indeed, that’s a very fast transition and Anderson also suggests it’s accelerating.
Not everybody’s happy about it
Many Twitter users welcomed this piece of news, while others seems more skeptical about it. They asked Microsoft how many of those would rather stay on Windows 7 if they had the choice. Others went as far as suggesting that given a choice, companies would still be on Windows 95.
Some voices also accused the tech giant of suspicious and unfair telemetry practices.
This piece of news also offered users the chance to vent out their frustration regarding the level of control that Windows 10 users have over their machines.
None of my mission-critical computers will ever see Windows 10 until i get 100% control. Give me a good reason why only enterprise has this
As you can see, Anderson’s tweet brought back to life the old Windows 10 upgrade debate. To upgrade or not to upgrade — that is the question.
Speaking of which, how would you answer that question? Do you think Windows 10’s adoption rate among home users could ever match the enterprise adoption rate? Let us know in the comments below.