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« on: November 04, 2020, 06:51:48 PM »

The data analysts firm NetMarketShare revealed that Windows 10 has seen another uptake in users and it went up to 64.04% from 61.26% last month. Linux (multiple distros) went from 1.14% to 1.65% and Ubuntu now holds a market share of 0.51%

The market share of Windows 7 has also dropped, but many users are still actively using outdated Windows 7, which could be due to its huge number of enterprise users.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 7 saw a drop from 22.77% to 20.41% last month. The report shows that 20.41% of desktops still use Windows 7. Even worse, some are still using Windows XP, according to the report.

As of October 2020, the market share of Windows XP is 0.87%. On the other hand, macOS X 10.15 recorded a minor drop as it declined from 5.11% to 4.88% and

Windows 7 upgrade offer

According to tests done by BleepingComputer, Microsoft is still allowing Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using the Media Creation Tool.

You can potentially get a free upgrade to future versions of Windows by following the steps outlined in our article.

When you use Media Creation Tool to do an in-place upgrade, your older license is automatically converted to a Windows 10 digital license and it is linked to your Microsoft account.

Once done, you can always reinstall Windows 10 or upgrade your hardware without paying Microsoft.

It is not known how long Microsoft will allow this Windows 10 upgrade loophole to exist, so if you are running Windows 7, it is suggested you take advantage of it while you can.


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