Gartner talks up Windows 10

windows-10-start-menu-customised-live-tilesMarket research company Gartner said today it thinks migration to Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be the fastest ever.

Gartner believes that 50 percent of enterprises will start Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.

The free upgrade to people with Windows 8 and Windows 7 means that tens of millions of people will be familiar with Windows 10 by the end of this year.

Enterprises will take the plunge because they’re aware that Windows 7 will end its days in 2020.
Steve Kleynhams, a research VP at Gartner, said that his company expects implementation will be “significantly more rapid” than that seen with Windows 7 six years ago.

Gartner also believes that by 2018 a third of all notebooks will have touchscreens, with prices dropping in the second half of 2017.