Forty percent of businesses are expected to convert within one year of the initial release, but if current trends continue, it could be much higher.
Windows 10 penetration rates are significantly higher in North America than in other regions.
Medium-sized businesses are blazing the Windows 10 trail by having presence in 23 percent of companies with 500 or more employees. By contrast, only 5.3 percent of companies with 50 employees or less have taken the Windows 10 plunge.
And finally, one other data point that might interest Windows 10 converts is which industries have decided to explore the new operating system.
Windows 10 appears to be the operating system with the quickest adoption numbers yet. It took Windows 7 and Windows 8 six months to hit the 100 million mark.
I converted two of my systems to Windows 8 for a short period of time, but they're both running Windows 7 now. Windows 8 just didn't do it for me. I had a worse reaction to Vista, but I guess we're ignoring that one now as "ancient history". As I said at the top of this post, I doubt that I will ever convert to Windows 10. I installed it, for a look, onto a virtual machine, but it left me unimpressed. After two or three weeks of looking at it, I destroyed the virtual machine and haven't looked at it again.
It seems to me that Microsoft has put a lot of energy and effort into making 10 different than previous operating systems, instead of making a good operating system great. XP was pretty darn good, hence the number of people who won't give it up. Windows 7 also has a large following. The jury is still out on Windows 10, at least for me it is. Perhaps I'll wait for Windows 10 R2 before taking another swing at it.
Windows 10 seems to be popular, but only time will tell whether or not it's a wise choice. I'm not sure that we can tell from ten weeks in. Tell me what you think in six months.
What do you think? Has your company taken the Windows 10 leap of faith yet? If so, how's it going? If not, why not? Talk back and let me know.