Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29th, 2015 and has very recently divulged to the media that over 75 million devices are now working on its new OS platform.
The world’s largest software firm has also revealed to the world that over 53% of its said user share was gained through the free upgrade strategy offered by Microsoft to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.
But according to Irish research firm StatCounter, the growth has flattened from early September this year and that is due to number of concerns over Windows 10.
StatCounter revealed that Windows 10 usage share which was nearly 6.6% last week has dropped to 5.7% early this week. The Irish based research firm also states that the usage numbers of Windows 10 have steadied in the past couple of weeks and may fail to pick-up in this year.
The top reason for observing a drop in Windows 10 adoption is touted to be privacy concern. It is already official that Microsoft has the ability to spy on its user PCs using Windows 10 OS. Though, many say that this feature can be disabled, there is no strong evidence that Microsoft will stop spying by just disabling this feature.
For this reason, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are now hesitating to go for the free upgrade to Windows 10. All these users want to wait till this year end and after seeing the latest developments on pros and cons of using Win 10, want to go for an upgrade.
Some, especially from Asian and Australian continent want to utilize the free upgrade feature from early next year, in order to avoid any kind of aftermath compunctions.
However, Microsoft has made it clear that it will only entertain its free OS upgrade stuff till May 2016 and thereafter users need to purchase Windows 10 available through different platforms.
Remember, all Windows 7 operating system will only get support till 2017 and Windows 8.1 till late 2019. After that you will be left with no other choice, except to upgrade to the new Windows 10.
So, sooner or later you have to upgrade to Microsoft’s new Win 10 OS.
Note- Microsoft has made it official that its new OS Windows 10 will remain intact till next 10 years, as the company intends not to launch a new OS platform till 2025. However, it will offer regular upgrades for every 1-2 years like how it offered Windows 8.1 after a few months time of its Windows 8 release.