Question: Which Version Of Windows Was The Least Popular?

More than two years after its launch Vista has managed a penetration of just 9 percent, according to a Forrester Research report released last week, giving it the dubious distinction of being the least popular new Windows OS out of the gate, ever.

But things are looking up for Vista.

The company still records Windows 7 as the top-ranked Windows version with a market share of 44.81%, followed by Windows 10 at a huge distance of 28.19%. Windows XP is third with 7.27% and Windows 8.1 with 6.41%.

Is Windows 10 or 7 better?

tl;dr No, as of 2018 Windows 7 is not better than Windows 10, if it ever was. Early on in 2015 Windows 7 was superior to Windows 10 but not by a wide margin. It was a mature operating system that ran software well, in a predictable manner and was more stable than Windows 10. Windows 10 is overall better than Windows 7.

What is considered to be the first widely accepted Microsoft Windows version?

Thirty-one years ago on Monday, Microsoft introduced the first version of Windows, known as Windows 1.0. The software wasn’t officially released until 1985, but Gates took the wraps off Microsoft’s first computer operating system during an event at New York City’s Plaza Hotel on Nov. 10, 1983.

Is Windows 10 better than Windows XP?

Windows 10 only slightly more popular than Windows XP among firms. Windows 10 is being run on at least one PC within 60% of firms, according to Spiceworks, compared to 84% running Windows 7 on at least a single machine, 42% running Windows XP and 35% running Windows 8.