Windows 7’s dominance of the desktop shows why Microsoft will make users of the OS its first migration target for Windows 10 upgrades. But with Windows 7 still growing, will users want to make the jump? The XP experience shows that without a compelling reason to upgrade, plenty of users are very happy to hang on to operating systems that may not have all of Microsoft’s newest baubles, but do get the job done.
In January Linux’s market share was 1.46 per cent. If that growth holds, Linux could be at three per cent by Christmas, by which time it will probably be ahead of Windows 8.