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Windows 10 Reaches 400 Million Users Milestone

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Early this year, Microsoft predicted that by 2018, there will be 1 billion Windows 10 users across the globe. This month, the company has managed to register around 400 million active users.

This might sound like a good enough news. Unfortunately, according to recent numbers, usage is starting to slow down. Since July, when Microsoft ended the free upgrade, Windows 10 adoption has slowed to around 16 million users per month.

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According to Microsoft, the list of users includes a wide range of devices. The list is consisted of mobile devices, such as phones and tablets. It also includes HoloLens, Surface Hubs, Xbox One, and of course, the PC. The basis of user count pertains to active machines at some point within the last 28 days.

Back in May, when Microsoft reached the first 300 millionth?milestone, the company registered around 30 million users per month. This went on for a couple of months until it hit a wall when Microsoft ended the free upgrade scheme. Now, the figures, coupled with declining PC sales, hover around the 16 million users per month mark.

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At this rate, there is a slim chance that Microsoft will hit its target by 2018. Perhaps a couple of years more will do it justice. In fact, Microsoft announced that it will revise its initial prediction to reflect the current rate of usage.

Microsoft, at this moment, is conducting trial runs for the Windows 10 Redstone 2 build. This build is a part of the major operating system upgrade scheduled later this year. The upgrade will feature, for the first time, container-based isolation on the Edge browser.

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Container-based isolation is already implemented on the Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. This time around, Edge will have the same functionality built-in. This type of isolation extends Windows 10 security even further. By isolating the browser from the main operating system, it will be even more difficult for attackers to infiltrate the system. This is very important since most of the interfacing a user?does with the internet is through the browser.

For more updates on Windows 10, be sure to check us out at TheBitBag.

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