Paul Thurrot, one of the most knowledgeable bloggers on Microsoft, did the maths and worked out that in the first two months of availability, Windows 7 sold 60 million licenses.
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Microsoft is also taking a more open strategy this time around.
That wasn’t the only fact in Mehdi’s locker. Windows 10 is also a universal platform, built to run on PCs, tablets, smartphones, the Xbox and even gadgets like Hololens, Microsoft’s hologram-producing goggles. Microsoft, which is known for making software for computers, believes Windows 10 will help it rebuild loyalty among users who are increasingly relying on mobile and connected devices. For the users of Windows 7 and 8, downloading Windows 10 is offered as a free update to their current Operating Systems. Already, Windows 10 is running in 192 countries, or “virtually every country on the planet”, Mehdi added. The company has said in the past that it will release Windows 10 Mobile over the fall but no confirmed date has been provided yet. Bearing Microsoft support numbers KB3081448, KB3081449 and KB3081452, they are available through Windows Update and will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Windows 8.1 has never been a hit in the enterprise, and that’s exactly why Microsoft hopes to convince as many companies as possible to adopt Windows 10. As reported by Bloomberg Business , FBR Capital Markets Analyst Daniel Ives expressed through an email that, the adoption of Windows 10 is moving ahead of expectations. Once installed, Windows 10 Home users will see an option in the upper-right corner of the Windows Store application to disable the automatic update. The idea is that if you are able to share the feedback you provide to Microsoft on e.g. social media, others can easily upvote your feedback.
Windows 10 has been designed by Redmond from Washington, with a new feature called Cortana, a digital voice assistant, in order to fix those elements in last OS, the Windows 8, that were not really appreciated by the users. Windows 10 has also gotten widely positive reviews, as opposed to the much-loathed Windows 8. This is in itself impressive enough, showing people’s confidence in the new OS.