Microsoft: 41 percent of current Windows 10 users installed it on a desktop PC
Microsoft released the 9860 build of its Windows 10 Technical Preview a few days ago and now the company is offering up some of the installation statistics it has gathered since its release. It's not a shock to learn that 41 percent of 9860 testers have installed the build on a desktop PC, since that is what this version of Windows 10 is targeting.
The stats were provided in a graph posted on the Twitter account of Gabriel Aul, the leader of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals Team. In addition to all those desktop users, 32 percent of 9860 testers are using it currently on a laptop and 22 percent have it installed on a virtual machine setup. If you are wondering where two-in-one devices like the Surface Pro 3 figure in these numbers, Aul posted a follow up Twitter message that stated, "This reporting puts 2-in-1s like SP3 in the 'Laptop' category."
Just two percent of testers are using it on a tablet and just one percent are accessing it on an All-in-One PC. The stats show that two percent of users are in the "other" category. We will leave it to you to speculate just what that means. What kind of device are you using with the Windows 10 Technical Preview?
Source: Gabriel Aul on Twitter
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By Jez Corden
And no : Using a VM lots of drivers and setting are disabled . Ms is able to track that and they can totally see if its installed on a vm or not
Can't wait until the tablet version is ready to go so I can install it on my Dell Venue 8 Pro! Looking at pictures of tablets with Windows 10, it looks like they changed a the layout of the Start Screen a bit. Will be interesting to see how those changes work out as well. 'Continuum' also looks amazing! I hope it works with bluetooth/wireless keyboards and mice along with the wired ones.
More importantly! Where is that cloud wallpaper in the picture from? It looks great!