back to article Windows 10 May 2019 Update inches toward the 50 per cent uptake as a new build drops

Ad slingers AdDuplex celebrated the impending release of Windows 10 19H2 by reporting that, yup, the 10 May 2019 Update is quietly doing the business for Microsoft. While still very much a shadow of the glories of the April 2018 Update (aka 1803), which had been plastered over 89.6 per cent of PCs surveyed at the same time …

  1. Hans 1

    The update additionally includes "general improvements to the overall quality" of the upcoming 19H2 release, which is nice. However, it doesn't detail what those improvements actually are, which is less nice.

    This basically means tiny changes nobody will notice anyway ... yeah, nice ...

    1. ivan5

      Agreed, but if they made it possible to permanently switch off ALL calling home for anything so making your computer yours and not theirs ...

  2. Richard Jones 1

    Using The Tumbleweed Store As a Metric?

    I would be interested to know what percentage of Windows 10 machines have much to do with the Store. So we are talking about a percentage of a percentage who are users of the app in question.

  3. BGatez Bronze badge

    rubbish piled high

  4. Yoru

    The bigger story is the fact that Microsoft Windows 10 will have only achieved around 50% uptake, at the point when Windows 7 reaches the end of life, including it's extended support, on 14th January 2020.

    Added to which there are still a high number of Windows 7 machines, some say at least 20%, that still fail to install monthly security updates.

    The truth is most versions of Linux are now far more reliable and stable than Windows, whilst now providing comparable functionality and utility.

    The reason for this is the fundamental design philosophy of the Windows system of software updates, including applications. They are still applied ad-hoc and completely in an uncoordinated way, if updates are applied at all.

    By comparison, all main Linux systems have a coordinated update mechanism, that includes not just the operating system, but all the applications. Which always ensuring full compatibility and interoperability, of the operating system and its applications.

    As the years have gone by, this distinction, which was a fundamental design choice, has become evermore pronounced.

    Consequently, as the systems become more sophisticated and complex, reliability is becoming evermore difficult to sustain on Windows compared to Linux systems.

  5. TheDillinquent

    The truth is most versions of Linux are now...

    ...far more reliable and stable than Windows, whilst now providing comparable functionality and utility.

    That's more of a reflection of Windows' reduced functionality and utility than Linux's improved functionality and utility.

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