Microsoft upbeat on Windows 10 launch figures
Redmond’s new OS scoops sizeable bandwidth, install base in first few days
Windows 10 has amassed an approximate 0.357% share of the world's PC-driven Web traffic, according to traffic-monitoring companies, whose reports come amid a storm of statistics that signal a positive reception for Microsoft's latest OS.
Microsoft released Windows 10 on 29 July and claimed it had been activated on 14m machines within 24 hours. Fan forum WindowsCentral claimed it had been in touch with a Microsoft insider who said that the install base had hit 67m by 31 July.
Netmarketshare and StatCounter both watch traffic in a sample of Web servers and break the source down for analysis. Netmarketshare reported Windows 10 accounted for 0.39% of that traffic and StatCounter had a figure of 0.36% for an average of 0.375%, as reported by UK tech site The Register.
In the run-up to the launch, many media outlets ran the traditional "break the Internet" stories, some claiming Redmond had agreements with global content-delivery networks (CDN) to reserve up to 40Tbps of bandwidth for the anticipated download surge. According to WindowsCentral, Microsoft reached 15Tbps, surpassing the previous content-download record set by Apple during iOS 8's launch.