Even though the OS still holds an 18% share of the desktop market, according to Net Applications for the month of December, Microsoft is not willing to make the transition easier since the OS is over a decade old which could require a significant amount of work to make this upgrade possible.
And then you have Vista, with only 2.9% of the market, the user base is quite small when compared to Windows 7 (56%) and Windows 8/8.1 (12.5%) which is likely why Microsoft is passing over the OS when it comes to a smooth upgrade path.
While Microsoft has not officially said when Windows 10 will be released, their next major milestone occurs later this month and Neowin will be there.
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