Microsoft can’t even give away Windows 10

Surface Pro 4 is bigger and better in every way.
Windows 10 is almost a year old, and Windows 7 still rules.
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I like Windows 10. There, I said it. But unfortunately for Microsoft, millions of others have no interest in it.

Despite being free for almost a year, the company’s latest upgrade hasn’t been able to put any significant dent in Windows 7’s user base. It has only just overtaken the universally despised Windows 8.1 release.

iOS 9 adoption grinds to a halt at 77 percent


iOS 9 is good, but iOS 10 needs to be spectacular.
iOS 9 may not hit the heights of its predecessors.
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iOS 9 adoption has ground to a halt, remaining static at 77 percent, according to Apple’s latest developer figures.

This is the exact same percentage of iOS 9 users as last time Apple published its adoption figures, on February 8 — and just 1 percent growth from this time last month. Meanwhile, 17 percent of users are running iOS 8, and 6 percent are still using an early version of Apple’s mobile OS.

iOS 9 adoption slowing, but still faster than iOS 8


Here's what time iOS 9 is landing in your area.
More than 7 out of 10 users are running iOS 9.
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71 percent of iOS users are using the latest version of the mobile operating system, according to stats released by Apple. Measured by visits to the App Store this week, the stats also show 21 percent of users are running iOS 8, while 8 percent are running previous versions of iOS.

46% of users are already running iOS 8 a week after launch


iOS 8 adoption is pretty much over. Photo: Apple
Less than a week after its release, 46 percent of users have upgraded to iOS 8. Photo: Apple

Almost half of all iOS users are using the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, according to figures released by Cupertino on its App Store Distribution page.

The figures show that as of September 21, 46 percent of users had upgraded to iOS 8, slightly down from the 49 percent of users on iOS 7. A tiny minority (just 5 percent) of users are still using earlier firmware versions.