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New High Score for Microsoft: More Than 44% of All PC Gamers Use Windows 10

While we tend to focus on the latest technology solutions in the workplace, sometimes it helps to view them from a different perspective, like recreation. Specifically, Windows 10 has become a popular operating system amongst PC gamers, and has reached nearly half of the considerable total user base of the cloud-based gaming platform, Steam.

For the month of June, use of Windows 10 (both 32 and 64-bit versions) with Steam reached an all-time high of 44.6 percent; an increase of 3.41 percent from the previous month, and a 1.54 percent increase from the month before that. It’s safe to say that the free upgrade played a major role in this increase in use, but now that it’s no longer offered for free, is Windows 10 still worth the investment? We would argue yes, as do the gamers. After all, they want to take advantage of the latest Windows OS, and so should you.

Not all Steam users use Windows 10, though. Here are some statistics from the latest Steam OS check:

  • Windows 7: 36.97 percent, down 2 percent from last month
  • Windows 8.x: 12 percent
  • All Windows OS: 95.5 percent
  • Mac OS X: 3.6 percent
  • Linux: 0.8 percent

Regardless of whether or not you enjoy games, there’s a lesson that can be learned from these statistics, and it’s that the latest operating system can offer a significant improvement to your user experience. For gamers, their hobbies are a way of life, and they take it very seriously. They’re often known for their meticulous attention to PC performance and specifications, so it’s no surprise that they would be willing to adopt the latest Microsoft operating system.

If anything, these statistics are a strong endorsement of Windows 10, and warrant, at least, a consideration of an upgrade. If you’re unsure of how an upgrade can help your business or user experience, NTConnections can help. We’ll work with your business to ensure that legacy applications and software solutions aren’t negatively affected by an upgrade. In situations like this, it’s always best to have professionals on hand to guarantee that you experience minimal downtime.

To get started with Windows 10, give us a call at (703) 288-9767.