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Windows 10 forecast: On almost a quarter of all PCs within a year

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 5, 2015
Microsoft's decision to make Windows 10 a free upgrade could put the new OS on more than 350 million PCs within its first year, an analysis of user share data shows.

Assuming an estimate 1.52 billion Windows PCs worldwide, the 23.6% translates into 358 million machines, or more than five times the number of Macs currently in use.

"With Windows 10 we think of Windows as a service," said Myerson two weeks ago. "Windows 10 changes the rules of the game and redefines the relationship between us and our customers."

Indeed.

 

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