Windows has had its spotty history of success and frustration over the course of the OS's long and dominant existence, but Windows 10 has been quite an achievement for the Microsoft company. They announced today that Windows 10 has been installed on over 200 million systems.
This was proudly announced via. The company attributes much of it's growth in adoption of the new operating system to Black Friday, citing a 40% increase in Windows 10 users immediately following the holiday shopping event in late November. The company also claimed adoption of Windows 10 has been exponentially greater than previous systems, surpassing 7 by 140% and 8 by an incredible 400%
The growth can very be attributed to the purchase of new PCs during the winter holidays, but some of that credit should certainly go to the very launch model of Windows 10. The operating system offered as a free upgrade upon release to all existing Windows users. It had its share of small bugs and detractors, but the OS has largely proven to be a positive leap over its predecessors in ease and utility.
There are still quite a few bastions of users keeping older reliable systems such as Windows 7 64-bit or using the new Steam OS, but Windows 10 has shown itself to be especially capable in gaming, handily trouncing Steam OS in extensive comparative testing. With the track record it's building, it seems unlikely that progress of Microsoft's new operating system will go anywhere but up.