Microsoft says: More than 14 million devices are running its Windows 10

Windows 10 was installed on 14 million devices in its first 24 hours in the wild, with plenty more upgrade reservations still waiting in the hopper, Microsoft says.

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“We still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade”. So, if a user running Windows 7 has specified that Google Chrome is their default browser, they will find when they upgrade to Windows 10 that Microsoft Edge is now the default.

Nadella, on the other hand, has used a recent interview with the Verge to defend their new operating system Windows 10. “Each day of the roll-out, we will listen, learn and update the experience for all Windows 10 users”.

“We’re humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10“, the company wrote on its Windows blog. Though Nvidia’s GeForce Experience app has been a little problematic, switching up to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 did fix my “Dropbox won’t load on startup” issue that was giving me grief over the past month or so.

Windows 10 users can easily choose their preferred browser, Microsoft said.

Nonetheless, updates to Windows 10 Mobile could be faster as an earlier ZDNet report has indicated that firmware upgrades to the OS could be released independent of wireless carriers in the US. However, while the PC version of the operating system has been well received, market analysts have questioned its ability to compete with Android and iOS on smartphones.

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Saying that those aspects of the new software are “very disturbing”, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard, in an open letter posted Thursday on Mozilla’s Web site, called on Microsoft to reverse course. “Check Windows Update on your Windows RT device to make sure it is ready to download the update when available“, the upgraded FAQ reads. And you won’t find a few of the apps that come with Windows 10, like Cortana, People, Mail and Photos, among others. As mentioned by Cnet, the OS offers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that’s equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs.

Microsoft says: More than 14 million devices are running its Windows 10