Windows 10 hits 270 million users

Microsoft has announced that 8 months after officially releasing Windows 10, they've hit 270 million users. The numbers are pretty impressive (even though most people got the upgrade for free) especially when compared to Windows 8. Microsoft is already planning on celebrating with an anniversary upgrade coming this summer. Reuters has the full story.

The latest version of Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system has 270 million active users eight months after launch, the world's largest software company said on Wednesday.

The number, announced by executive Terry Myerson at Microsoft's annual gathering for developers in San Francisco, represents a solid start for Windows 10 after the tepid reaction to its predecessor, Windows 8.

Getting its Windows strategy right is a key part of Microsoft's plans to stay relevant in a mobile-centric world where rivals like Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google carry more clout with many consumers and developers.