@Xercus. Thank you it is a pleasure to be here.
@coolcolors. To quote William Shakespeare ‘Methinks thou dost protest too much.’
@roho. While I agree that the numbers from these sites don’t seem to be in sync, they are the only figures we have and are immeasurably better than the alternative which is wild speculation that generally results in figures that suit the argument of the purveyor of these speculations and have zero basis in reality.
I should point out that I am not, as our friend @coolcolors would suggest a Windows shill. Back in the early eighties, I was anything but a Windows/Microsoft user. I was an avid fan of the Amiga computer but thought that we had many choices, including the Amiga, that would be better than Microsoft’s Windows for the future of the world’s computing. Systems like the Apple variations, Atari, Acorn and many others and I still think that just about any of these would have been better than Windows. I couldn’t believe it when Microsoft became the standard and forced me, as a software developer, to climb onto their train. Of course, as a software developer I have to have a working knowledge of every commercial OS so I use and develop for them all, including iOS, OSX, Android and even Linux.
As far as Windows 10 reputation goes, yes Microsoft made some terrible blunders with their ramrodding methods of forcing the update which none of us liked one little bit, and the telemetry scare mongering did wonders for the ABMers but, try to forget Microsoft for a minute and look just at Windows 10 the operating system. If you do, you’ll find that it is pretty damned good. It is, in my opinion, easily the best Windows to date and I have used them all on a daily basis.