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Windows 10 Reportedly Breaks 25 Million Installs

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Just last week, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi announced in a blog post on the company’s website that Windows 10 had been installed on over 14 million devices just 24 hours after it was first made available.

But now, an unconfirmed report on Neowin claims that the number of Windows 10 installations might be as high as 27 million. According to Neowin‘s sources, at the least, the 25 million marker has been surpassed. The report’s author, Brad Sams, wrote:

(…) sources are telling us that the mark has surpassed 25 million and may be as high as 27 million.

While Microsoft’s latest operating system has reportedly received positive reviews, not everyone is ecstatic with its public debut. Take Mozilla CEO Chris Beard for instance. Beard recently took the time to write an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in which he calls Microsoft out for making it harder for users of their new OS to preserve their default web browser settings — resulting in users’ web browsers defaulting to Microsoft Edge, which is Microsoft’s new web browser.

Mozilla is behind the free-to-use alternative web browser known as Firefox, a direct competitor to Microsoft’s own web browser software.

In Beard’s open letter published on Mozilla’s blog, he wrote:

We appreciate that it’s still technically possible to preserve people’s previous settings and defaults, but the design of the whole upgrade experience and the default settings APIs have been changed to make this less obvious and more difficult. It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows. It’s confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.

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