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Windows 10 now runs on 600 million machines

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Windows 10 released just over two years ago, and according to the latest report from Microsoft, it runs on 600 million active monthly devices. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, made the announcement yesterday morning during the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

The machines that run Windows 10 include PC's, tablets, Xbox One consoles, phones, HoloLens headsets and Surface Pro devices. The 600 million milestone is an impressive number, but it does fall short of Microsoft's original goal of having 1 billion devices run on Windows 10 within two to three years of its release.

In May this year, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was running on 500 million devices, that means the user base showed a growth of 100 million in seven months. Microsoft has another seven months before Windows 10's third anniversary to see the operating system launch on 400 million new devices. Microsoft later admitted that they would need more time to reach the 1 billion milestone.

Windows 10 growth slowed down a lot after the free upgrade offer expired on 19 July 2016. It's also not helping sales that with almost every new Windows 10 upgrade, users report some kind of system failure or corruption. The October mandatory updated caused havoc for some users, myself included.

Issues aside, Windows 10 is still a fantastic operating system and provides some of the best features of all Microsoft OS to date. Besides, support for older versions as well as the beloved Windows 7 is all but a thing of the past.

News via geekwire.com

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