The figure comes from WinBeta, whose writers , like us, have not been allowed to take this week off and still have to find some news. The number is big and it did remind us of a similar claim a while back which should put it into perspective
The figure is up for some interpretation. Apparently it is based on people upgrading for free, Windows Insiders testing new builds, and holiday buyers purchasing new PCs and tablets over Christmas.
The 200 million devices could also mean mobile phones, and even the recent Xbox One “New Experience” update, based on Windows 10.
Still figure is not that surprising when Redmond is aggressively pushing Windows 10 for free straight from the desktops of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, it’s not all too surprising.
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, was released five months ago, which means the OS has gotten 40 million new users every month. The American software giant wants to achieve a total of a billion installs in three years, leaving them only 800 million to go.
Windows 10 is being praised and slammed. It is a pretty good operating system but people are not fond of the way it collects private data and sends it to Redmond and any NSA spooks who happen to be listening.