When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade, attention inevitably turned to just how many people would take them up on the offer. The plan to introduce Windows 10 in waves was pretty much sunk when there was such a simple workaround. Some people had a few problems, but surprisingly, the internet didn't.
On the evening of its launch, downloads of Windows 10 were responsible for 8% of the entirety of world’s bandwidth. The traffic peaked just prior to July 29th, when most of the five million Windows Insiders made the jump up to Windows 10. This dropped down to 3 or 4% on July 29th itself. Compare this to the launch of Apple’s iOS 7, however, and it looks like there’s a problem. Apple’s OS update hit the internet hard, peaking at 15% of the global traffic. [More]