|Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows XP in businesses|
More than half of companies now have at least some Windows 10 PCs, says research.
The use of Windows 10 in business has now overtaken that of Microsoft's aging and out-of-support Windows XP, according to a survey.
In March this year, Windows XP, which went on sale in 2001, was running on 14 percent of laptops and desktops in businesses across the globe, according to data from Spiceworks, and Windows 10 had a share of nine percent. Now Windows 10 is at 13 percent, while XP has slipped to 11 percent of desktops and laptops, according to the company.
The operating system to beat remains Windows 7 which, according to the survey, is running on 68 percent of PCs in business. Windows 8 has a share of five percent and macOS is at two percent.
According to Spiceworks, as of the end of July, 60 percent of global organizations were using Windows 10, which launched almost two years ago. This is perhaps not as impressive a statistic as it sounds because Spiceworks includes any company that has one or more PCs running Windows 10, although Spiceworks said that 60 percent adoption rate put Windows 10 ahead of XP, Windows 8, and Windows Vista. And it suggests that the majority of businesses are at least testing Windows 10, ahead of further deployment.
Spiceworks' data comes from companies that use its software to create an inventory of their organization's laptops, desktops, servers, and other network devices.