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Author Topic: Windows 7 Gains Users As the Second Most Popular OS  (Read 4 times)
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« on: October 09, 2020, 06:34:19 PM »
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Despite Microsoft's efforts to kill it off, users still love Windows 7.

The adoption of Windows 10 keeps increasing, according to new data, as the latest Microsoft desktop operating system has reached another personal best in September.

But at the same time, Windows 7, the operating system launched in 2009 and which has already been abandoned, continues to be the second most popular choice on the desktop despite the obvious security risks.

More specifically, Windows 10 is currently running on no less than 61.26% of the PCs out there, up from 60.57% in August, according to NetMarketShare figures. The increase isnít necessarily surprising given that Microsoft retired Windows 7 in January and is now pushing for everyone, including consumers and enterprises alike, to move to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

The surprising Windows 7 performance

But at the same time, Windows 7 also managed to increase its market share last month at a time when it should actually go down at an accelerated pace.

Windows 7 jumped from 22.31% in August to 22.77% last month, and while the increase isnít substantially, it comes at a time when Windows 10 also posted a growth. This means that Windows 7 actually benefited from the decline of another operating system, such as Linux.

But at the end of the day, is it still a good idea to stick with Windows 7? Not if you ask Microsoft, as the company keeps reminding of security risks on every single occasion.

Sticking with an operating system that no longer receives patches and security fixes is a big no-no, and Microsoft only provides updates to customers who are paying for extended security releases as part of a dedicated program aimed at enterprises.

Consumers should undoubtedly upgrade to Windows 10, albeit these figures clearly show that the transition to the new OS is happening at a slow pace, and is even stagnating at certain times.

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