We’re just one month in and Windows 10 is an astonishing success story: Microsoft announced this morning that over 75 million PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10.
This fact comes courtesy of Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, who tweeted a series of “top 10” items about Windows 10. Needless to say, some are more important/impressive than others. But here’s the list, rewritten with just a bit of commentary:
- More than 75 million devices are now running Windows 10.
- Windows 10 has been installed in 192 countries around the world, which is virtually every country on earth.
- More than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models have been upgraded to Windows 10.
- Even “some devices” manufactured in 2007 have successfully been upgraded to Windows 10.
- Gamers have streamed over 122 years of gameplay from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices.
- Gamers have received over 10 million Xbox Live achievements, though it’s not clear if these were only in Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, or in all Xbox Live-capable games that run on Windows 10.
- Cortana has told over half a million jokes since Windows 10 launched.
- Users are downloading over six times as many apps per device as they were with Windows 8. This one actually confuses me a bit given that the app store situation has not changed a bit since Windows 8, and this is in fact one of the weakest parts of the Windows 10 story.
- Over 2,000 organizations are competing in the Upgrade Your World promotion. (Whatever.)
- There is no number 10. Mr. Mehdi just thanks a few famous people for helping with Upgrade Your World. Which, yes. Sucks.
75 million PCs is impressive. Mentioning Kim Kardashian in a tweet list of Top 10s about Windows 10 is not.