Analysts from Gartner predict the success of Windows 10
The new operating system from Microsoft is a complete success, according to a recent study by Gartner, which focuses on the future prospects of Windows 10.
First, his claim analysts reinforce the fact that the possibility of a free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 and 8.1 allowed Microsoft to achieve a large number of installations at the end of 2015 (according to recent reports, the new OS is installed on more than 110 million devices).
The positive trend is forecast in the corporate sector: about half of all corporate clients must start the transition to the «ten» until January of 2017 with a view to complete the migration by 2019.
Gartner highlights other factors that will help the distribution of Windows 10:
- awareness full support for Windows 7 in 2020;
- high compatibility of Windows 10 with apps and devices created specifically for Windows 7;
- unmet demand for tablets and 2-in-1.
Many companies, says Gartner, plan to start the upgrade process to Windows 10 in the first half of 2016 and to accelerate it in the second half of the year.
On the speed of Windows 10 will affect the dynamics of the PC market: according to Gartner, by 2018, every third laptop will be equipped with a touch screen; Windows 10 UI is optimised to work both in the desktop environment, and for interaction through touch that gives the top-10 an additional advantage to competing operating systems.