Windows 10 growth continues to slow down. Only 26.6% of all Windows machines ran Windows 10 by end of 2016.

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  • Posted: January 5, 2017 at 10:15 am

As reported by Computer World, the global growth of Windows 10 slowed significantly in December 2016. Despite the slow growth, Windows 10 managed to end the year running on more than a quarter of the world’s Windows PCs. By the end of 2016, 24.4 percent of all PCs run Windows 10. When we narrow down our scope and focus on the Windows ecosystem only, about 26.6 percent of all Windows machines ran Windows 10. Windows 7 is still the popular Windows operating system. It accounted for 53 percent of all Windows.

“According to analytics vendor Net Applications, Windows 10 gained six-tenths of a percentage point of user share last month, ending on 24.4% of all personal computers. However, Windows 10 ran 26.6% of all Windows machines: The difference between the user share of all PCs and only those running Windows stems from the fact that Windows powers 92% of all personal computers, not 100%.”

-via Computer World

This data is from analytics vendor Net Applications. It only serves as an estimate. Net applications measures user share by counting devices whose browsers reach websites of its clients. Just for clarification, user share is an estimate of the proportion of all personal computer users who run a device powered by a specific operating system.

Windows 10 is the latest, and probably the last, operating system from Microsoft. It was released back in mid-2015. Since launch, the operating system has been updated twice. We had the November Update towards the end of 2015. This was just a few months since launch. Then last year Microsoft released the Anniversary Update.

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In 2017, the company looks forward to release two more updates. We are already sure of one that is expected around April. This update is referred to as the Creator’s Update. It was announced during the launch of the Surface Studio last year. The Surface Studio is Microsoft’s first desktop PC mainly tailored towards those in the creative field. It comes with an awesome accessory referred to as the Surface Dial.

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