A Microsoft employee who wishes to remain anonymous to the public has informed Windows Central that as of 8 AM this morning, the Windows 10 OS has reportedly been installed on a massive 67 million machines.
Even more interesting is the claim that Microsoft hit a max bandwidth of 15 Tb/s, topping the previous record of Apple’s 8 Tb/s during their last OS push. Microsoft has reportedly reserved up to 40Tb/s “from all of the third-party CDNs combined”.
These are pretty insane numbers.
Windows 8 was so bad and Windows 10 is so good (despite handwringing about what are mitigable privacy issues).
Added to that, the upgrade process is really pretty easy. I did an upgrade on a weak GMA500/Atom 2GB netbook (“Designed for Windows XP!”) that I was sure would die horribly, and it just worked. And it didn’t bork the linux partition or Grub. Performance is no worse than Win 7 was on the same box. And it didn’t cost a dime.
Microsoft finally did something that people really need to stretch to say bad things about.