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Windows 11: the OS is a hit, users spend 40% more time on their PC

Windows 11 is well on the way to success. In a new official blog post, Microsoft gave an update on the debut of its OS and upcoming plans and changes in 2022. According to the manufacturer, its new OS is motivating crowds, with users spending 40% more time on their PC running Windows 11 compared to Windows 10.

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This Wednesday, January 26, 2022, Microsoft published a new official blog post. In this publication, Panos Panay, Windows Product Manager, took the opportunity to provide an update on the beginnings of Windows 11 and the changes to come in 2022. The manager also returns to the rise of telecommuting, “a trend that is reflected in the way people use Windows”. He points out that in the last two years of the pandemic, the number of people using communication and collaboration applications like Cisco WebEx, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom has increased sixfold.

Streaming and gaming also exploded during this period, with a 70% increase in content consumption on Hulu, YouTube and Netflix from a PC. In addition, the number of teleconsultations has tripled, while the practice of click and collect (buy online, collect in store) has increased by more than 500% in two years!

Also read: Windows 11 – the next big update will not take place before summer 2022

Windows 11 mobilizes much more than Windows 10

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft announces that the PC market has experienced the strongest growth in the past ten years. In 2021, more than 340 million PCs have been sold, which represents an increase of 27% compared to 2019. In total, Windows has 1.4 billion active devices worldwide, with overall time spent on Windows 10% higher than pre-pandemic levels.

As for Windows 11, the Redmond firm considers its OS as “a catalyst for engagement and growth”. To illustrate its point, the company explains that users who accepted free upgrade to Win 11 are twice as many as for Windows 10. The adoption rate is therefore much higher. According to Microsoft, the OS also generates more engagement than its predecessor. Indeed, users would spend 40% more time on their PC under Windows 11 than on Windows 10, according to data compiled by the company.

As a reminder, Microsoft also announced via this blog post the arrival of a new Windows 11 update in February 2022. It will notably include a public beta for Android application support. All users will therefore be able to try out this long-awaited feature.

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