Windows 10 will boost the PC market, according to Markus Nitschke who is responsible for Windows at Microsoft Germany. According to Nitschke the sagging market will get a new impulse from Microsoft’s latest operating system by the end of this year.Windows 10 is currently installed on more than 350 million devices and has a worldwide market share of 24.49%. It’s the second most popular OS after Windows 7 with a market share of 39.84%.
In the United States Windows 10 is hot on heels of Windows 7. The difference between Windows 10 (28.41%) and Windows 7 (31.73%) is about 3%. In Europe the numbers are pretty much the same, Windows 7 has a market share of 35.33% and Windows 10 hold a market share of 30.38%, a difference of about 5%.
Microsoft Germany’s Nitschke isn’t the only one who thinks Windows 10 will boost PC sales by the end of this year. Also Gartner analyst Meike Escherich sees signs that companies are replacing their PCs with new Windows 10 devices.
Previously Microsoft was criticized for offering Windows 10 free to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. According to PC makers the free OS prevented the sale of new computers. Nitschke made his statement in relation to the IFA, a yearly trade show held in Berlin. Microsoft will introduce new Windows 10 hardware during the IFA for both private and professional users.