The April 2018 Update is so 1803, snort Windows 10 faithful as more settle down in 1903 town

The hangover of Microsoft's operating system last year continued to recede this month as the adoption of the Windows update May 10, 2019 (1903) increased, mainly at the expense of the code dump of April 2018 (1803 ).

Figures from AdDuplex advertisers (based on a sample of 100,000 PCs) show that the use of 1903 has increased double figures by 11.4 percent, compared to 6.3 percent the previous month.

Growth seems to be mainly at the expense of 1803, which fell to 53.7 percent from 58 percent. 1809 (the October 2018 update, also known as The Update Of The Damned) continued its slow decline from its high peak from 31.3 percent in May to 29.7 percent in July.

After the frantic rate at which Microsoft released operating system updates in recent years, the strategy change is marked. The company had inflicted feature updates on PCs as soon as "our data gave us confidence that the device would have an excellent update experience."

However, the definition of "great experience" seemed suspiciously close to "Argh!! Make it stop!" for several users and Microsoft changed tactics with the May 2019 update. Instead of having the latest and best version of Microsoft forced on their PCs, users would be politely told that an update was available, but, hey, no It is necessary to download and install it unless you wish.

And even once downloaded, home and professional users could delay that installation up to 35 days if necessary.

The condition was that Windows 10 would update automatically once a user's current version was "reaching the end of support." 1803 is now less than four months from the end of the service for non-Enterprise or Education editions and July figures indicate that this has really started to happen, as promised by the Windows Update team.

Based on this "four months = near the end of service" rule, 1809 should start following their example in January 2020, around time in which Windows 7 finally rejects perch.

Assuming, God forbid, "consistency" is one thing in the world of Windows equipment. ®

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