Windows Still Running on 1.5 Billion Computers Across the World

Windows remains the number one operating system in the world, and according to new data provided by Microsoft itself, it’s still running on 1.5 billion computers out there.

While this number isn’t exactly new, and it has been previously used by Microsoft on several occasions to emphasize how widely-used Windows really is, the updated statistics come at a time when the company struggles to make Windows 10 the number one desktop platform.

According to third-party statistics, Windows 7 is the leading desktop operating system with a share of more than 40 percent, while Windows 10 is just the runner-up with some 37 percent share.

Needless to say, a switch of places is very likely, especially as we get closer to the end-of-support date for Windows 7. Microsoft will stop offering updates and security patches for Windows 7 in January 2020, and the closer we get to this deadline, the more computers are... (read more)

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