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  • phands.theheretic5 phands.theheretic5 Apr 10, 2013 6:56 PM Flag

    Struggling PC makers and Windows 8 push PC market into free fall

    Just to rub it in.....

    IDG News Service - A "perfect storm" of struggling PC companies, aversion to Windows 8 and wider mobile-device adoption plunged the already struggling PC market into a free fall during the first quarter this year, IDC said.

    Worldwide PC shipments in the first quarter totaled 76.3 million units, down 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year, IDC said in research released on Wednesday. The decline was worse than 7.7% previously forecast by the analyst firm.

    PC shipments fell across all regions worldwide, and the market is headed into a further contraction than previously expected, IDC said in a statement.

    Windows 8 also did little to help PC shipments grow, IDC analysts said. Fewer consumers are upgrading PCs to Windows 8, while businesses are largely sticking with Windows 7 as the new OS does not fit into their usage model.

    Windows 8 has not been successful among mobile or desktop users, who have struggled adapting to its touch-based user interface, Daoud said, adding that users are also missing the Start button. Microsoft has to take quick corrective action to help the PC market, he said.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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