Category Windows 7


Window 10 has 800 million installs

Microsoft’s goal is to reach 1 billion installs and this is not impossible at all. There are still many that use old operating systems. Even me, I installed W10 on an W7 system few days ago. Currently, there are 800 million devices that are running Windows 10, and the growth is a big one if we are reporting on the figures from the last half year.

6 months ago, we were counting 700 million installs, and if we make a pretty simple computation, shortly, let’s say in one year, Microsoft will reach the 1 billion installs goal.

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Windows 10 exceeded Windows 7 in terms of market share

Launched in July 2015, Windows 10 was not immediately successful, being overshadowed by previous failures with Windows 8 and 8.1. But that did not prevent Microsoft from aggressively promoting the new operating system, including giving users the possibility to free update to Windows 10 if they had a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 license.

Almost four years later, and after successive revisions that significantly improved its functionality, Windows 10 managed to equalize Windows 7 in terms of market share, but not necessarily because it would be much better than it. Rather, Windows 7 PCs end at their end-of-life, and with their replacement, most users choose to “refresh” the operating system as well.

Rather, looking as a forced march, the transition to Windows 10 is only complete at 42...

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The Windows Phone platform remains without Push notifications

The Windows smartphone platform has been in a clinical death for a long time, waiting for his inevitable end. More and more components of the operating system are closed, or simply abandoned, and now it has come to Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 devices to lose some of the features. This time, the short straw was pulled by the notification system, which will completely disappear.

Push notifications are based on the experience of a modern smartphone, but they are usually sent by the platform owner’s servers. As there is no longer a large audience to  use Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has decided that started from today, February 20, 2018, to shut down their dedicated servers...

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