Windows 8 has NOTHING to do with it
What makes you think that?
we are talking here about individual users -- a mini-data center is a TOTALLY different idea and about as far removed from typical casual users as its possible to be --in any case a lot of these data centers are actually server "Farms" using a load of "Blade servers" -- not by any stretch of the imagination a "normal PC".
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Looking at my local PC superstore all they were offering were laptops with Win8 installed. No touch screen. For those looking to replace what they've already got (in the laptop world) simply to acquire something newer then I think Win8 would have been a negative. Combined with the 'expert quality' of staff trying to sell these laptops then it would have been a no go for many.
Okay you can bomb Win8 back to looking like the OS folks are familiar with via classic shell or what have you but just how many of these store 'experts' would have known that. So in this area I think Win8 has been a drag on sales especially as there are already some reports about buyers requiring a 'downgrade' to Win7.
We live in interesting times and the next few months, when reliable sales figures are around will tell more of a story. Sure the economic situation doesn't help but neither does Win8 imo. It's not a must have OS.
I think it worse than that.We live in interesting times and the next few months, when reliable sales figures are around will tell more of a story. Sure the economic situation doesn't help but neither does Windows 8 imo. It's not a must have OS.
I think it is actually putting people off.
There does of course also exist the scenario that if the start menu was applied with many of the normal Win7 options then those speed benefits would no longer exist but I'm not that well versed in all the underlying programming behind 8.
It doesn't appear to be happening.mart
if their existing user base does not adopt 8 in respectable numbers
Maybe.maybe then 8 will be available with choice
From another thread:
Now Retailers are b*******, because people are buying goods online and any sale below $1K is GST free.
A personal "Private Cloud" for the mobile toys (phones and tablets).
Possibly - but why do you think the os has no effect whatsoever.Jimbo
volume of PC sales would decline
Don't you think if it was an os people were gagging to have, it would stimulate the market - not necessarily into vast growth, but at least the decline would not be very great.
Don't you think if it was an os a lot of people absolutely do not want - then that would make the decline greater?
Just because you think there are several factors - does it make sense to ignore the ones you are in control of?