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  • phands.theheretic5 phands.theheretic5 Apr 10, 2013 7:29 PM Flag

    Windows 8 has put the world's PC market to sleep - IDC

    I just love reiterating the w8 disaster.

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    The global PC market is dwindling, and Windows 8 could be to blame, according to the beancounters at IDC.

    The analyst firm released its rundown of global PC shipments on Tuesday, and the year-on-year double digit decline blows a cold wind for traditional PC makers like Dell and HP, and OS-slinger Microsoft.

    "It seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only failed to provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market," Bob O'Donnell, IDC's program vice president for clients and displays, said in a canned statement.

    "While some consumers appreciate the new form factors and touch capabilities of Windows 8, the radical changes to the UI, removal of the familiar Start button, and the costs associated with touch have made PCs a less attractive alternative to dedicated tablets and other competitive devices. Microsoft will have to make some very tough decisions moving forward if it wants to help reinvigorate the PC market."

    Ouch.
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    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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