• The state of Windows 11: A bit slow on the uptake

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    ISSUE 19.41 • 2022-10-10


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    One year after the release of Windows 11, the new operating system is being installed by computer users at a much slower adoption rate than was achieved by Windows 10 and other major versions of Microsoft’s core OS.

    Counting all versions of Windows running on desktop computers worldwide, Windows 11, with a penetration of 13.6%, has only in the past two months overtaken the users of Windows 7 (10.6%), according to a September 2022 report by Statcounter. Just to state the obvious, the ancient Win7 OS was released by Microsoft way back in 2009.

    Meanwhile, good ol’ Windows 10 is still going strong, running on 71.9% of all Windows desktops globally, Statcounter says.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.41.0, 2022-10-10).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.