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Windows 7 users beginning to decline as Windows 10 reaches the all-time high

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Is the ending in sight for the old Os?

What just happened? It’s been popular for many years now, but Window 7’s market place share is quickly decreasing. The aging operating system’s extended sustenance phase comes to an end in January next year and, as expected, more people are moving to Windows 10, which has its highest user numbers ever.

Window 7 is a decade old now. It exited mainstream reinforcement and entered its extended support phase in Jan 2015, which meant users could still get free critical security patches, bug reparation , and technical support for the next five years.

With the end of that period in sight, and Microsoft sending out push notifications to Win VII possessor advising them to upgrade, a fall in user numbers was predicted. It looked like the beginning of the end cover in Dec when Windows X finally became the most popular desktop OS, but Windows 7’s market share had been increasing slightly since then. March , however, saw a sharp decline.

Analytics company Netmarketshare’s latest report puts Window seven ’s share of the market at 36.5 pct —its lowest in recent times. Windows 10, meanwhile, has reached a record high of 43.6 percent.

The data suggests Window 7 is finally starting to fade into nothingness, but there will still be business and education client who can pay to receive extended security update (ESUs) after Jan 14 next year. This work on a per-device basis, and doubles in price every year for three years , meaning it will likely be cheaper for organizations to upgrade their entire net to Windows 10.

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