Microsoft announced its latest OS versions i.e., Windows 11 on June 24, 2021, which has been finally launched on October 5th. Along with the launch, the company announced one more important thing that all the Windows 10 users will be able to receive every kind of essential update regarding their operating system until 2025.
Having that said, Microsoft users who use an earlier version of Windows should now consider upgrading their OS version. If we talk about the Windows OS version that had the longest support timeframe, the infographic below tells all about it.
According to the chart, currently, only Windows 10 receives updates for security and new features. However, it doesn’t include any kind of update related to the special cases, for example, server versions and enterprise of the older operating system.
Having a supported timeframe of 10 years, the Windows 10 OS is in the middle of its life cycle at the moment. Windows 8 version seems to have a very short period of support i.e., only 3 years. On the other hand, the Windows XP version is an outlier with 12 years of support timeframe.
Even though Apple’s macOS is now emerging as quite a strong competitor, the Windows OS is still the world’s most widely used and largest operating system. The total market share by Microsoft Windows OS recorded as of June 2021 was around 73 percent.
Infographic by: Statista.com