It has been almost seven months since Windows 10 final build launched. FYI Windows 10 was launched on 29th July 2015. Let’s have a look at few stats and facts.
If we talk about the usage in percentage then right now, Windows 7 continues to be the leader with 55.68 percent, which means that it powers more than half of the planet’s PCs. Windows XP is second with 10.93 percent while Windows 8.1 is third with 10.30 percent.
Since Windows XP remains at second how can we forget our Legendary & most used (in old days) OS, lets taste some bitter facts of Windows XP of current days.
Thousands of Canadian Government Computers Still Running Windows XP
While the exact number of PCs on Windows XP is not yet known, Global News (http://globalnews.ca/news/2413342/some-government-computers-still-using-windows-xp/) writes that, at the end of March 2015, there were more than 12,300 PCs powered by the 16-year-old operating system, with nearly 5,000 of them belonging to the Department of National Defense.
New Zealand’s Biggest Bank Still Running 15-Year-Old Windows
ANZ, the largest bank in New Zealand, whose computers are still powered by Windows XP, despite the fact that Microsoft pulled support for this OS version in April 2014.Stuff.co.nz reports that when a bank customer noticed Windows XP running on ANZ’s computers and asked whether custom support from Microsoft was still being offered to keep his and others’ information secure, company officials restrained themselves from giving any answer.
Hospital’s Windows XP Computers Cause Chaos After Getting Infected with Virus
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (Australia) is one of them, and the network administrators got to know how dangerous it is to run an unsupported software in such a big setup when all of their Windows XP computers got infected with malware last week.
The virus first hit the hospital’s pathology department and the staff had to manually perform a number of diagnostic processes that were previously conducted automatically by Windows XP machines.
An email was then sent to all the staffs at the Royal Melbourne Hospital warning them not to open any link or click on websites that look suspicious or ask for their credentials, such as Facebook and Google.
Let’s have a look at the Latest OS Player, Yes its Windows 10!!!
Windows 10 Now on 10 Percent of the PCs in the World
Windows 10 with the flat and bold styling, fascinating users but still there are some users complaining about the confusing interface. Though Microsoft has put back start menu, but it is yet to see it catches user or not. Let’s have a look at the new changes in Windows 10 :
What’s New in Windows 10:
- New File Manager – Compared to Windows 7, there is a new File Explorer in Windows 10
- Improved Copy Tool – Not a new information if you are a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 user. FYI you can pause/resume ongoing copy progress.
- Tablet Mode – Windows 10 is having a Tablet Mode option to easily switch to Tablet Mode (in tablet mode interface becomes more usable for Tablet devices)
- Cortana – Cortana, the digital personal assistant. This adds two key features. Firstly, it monitors things like your email, calendar and search to provide useful information, such as when you need to leave for your next appointment. You can also use it to add appointments or make notes. If you have a microphone on your machine, you can also speak your commands to Cortana and it does a fine job of interpreting natural language to get you the answer you need.
- Store – No need to surf internet for downloading app, it has been easier downloading your favorite apps using Store like mobile app store / play store
- EDGE Browser – Microsoft has launched a fresh new browser named “Edge”. This can be considered this as an upgraded version of Internet Explorer
- Start Menu is Back – For those, not installing Windows 8/8.1 just because it didn’t have start menu by default will be happy since windows 10 has one.
- More Secured-If compared to its predecessor (Windows 98/ME/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1), Windows 10 is supposed to be most secured OS. Preinstalled Windows Defender seems quiet promising, still we cannot term Defender as “One Man Army”. We may need third party Security Applications to be at safer side.Overall, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a security product for Windows 10, but hopefully, Microsoft too will continue to improve the operating system to block malware and other threats. Keep in mind that a Windows 10 + antivirus combo is not impossible to break, so it’s always a good idea to stay away from content that could pose a threat to your data. (In next few articles I, will be posting Comparisons of several popular Antiviruses).
Worldwide, Windows 10 is currently the second most-used desktop operating system with a share of approximately 13 percent while Windows 7 continues to be the leader with more than 45 percent.