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Windows 7 continues to be the second most popular OS

The data analysis company NetMarketShare revealed that Windows 10 has a high absorption by users, reaching 64,04% from 61,26% last month. Linux increased from 1,14% to 1,65% and Ubuntu now holds a market share of 0,51%. Windows 7 market share has also declined, but many users are still actively using outdated Windows 7, which could be due to the huge number of corporate users.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 7 fell from 22,77% to 20,41% last month. The report shows that 20,41% of desktops are still they use Windows 7. Even worse, some people still use Windows XP, according to the report.

As of October 2020, Windows XP has a market share of 0,87%. On the other hand, the MacOS X 10.15 fell slightly as it fell from 5,11% to 4,88%.

Windows 7

Windows 7 upgrade offer

According to tests done by BleepingComputer, Microsoft still allows Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free using Media Creation Tool.

You may receive a free upgrade to future versions of Windows by following the steps in this article.

When using the Media Creation Tool to perform an on-site upgrade, the oldest permission Automatically converts to Windows 10 digital license and connects to your Microsoft account.

Once you are done, you can always reinstall Windows 10 or upgrade your hardware without paying Microsoft.

It is not known for how long Microsoft will allow this Windows 10 upgrade gap to exist, so if you are using Windows 7, it is recommended that you take advantage of it for as long as possible.

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