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PC industry woes worsen as 'phenomenal transition' shrinks

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    PC industry woes worsen as 'phenomenal transition' shrinks

    Computerworld - The PC industry's problems continue to worsen, said research firm IDC yesterday as it again lowered shipment forecasts for the year.

    And the personal computer business's problems are Microsoft's problems.
    "Windows 8.1 will not be a driver [of sales] in the short term, not to consumers," said Jay Chou, one of the IDC analysts who works on the PC tracking team. "And enterprises have only very recently migrated to Windows 7."
    For the second time this year, IDC sharply reduced its PC shipment estimates, which count systems that come off predominantly Asian factory lines and are shipped worldwide to distributors, directly to retail, or to computer sellers like Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Dell. According to IDC, 2013 will end with a 9.7% contraction compared to the year before, the largest in the firm's 18 years of tracking the statistic.
    PC industry woes worsen as 'phenomenal transition' shrinks shipment numbers - Computerworld

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Every business MUST take account of changing circumstances -- people who bred horses for TRANSPORT had to adapt when the Car took over -- same with Computers.

    The only businesses that seems to go from strength to strength no matter what year we are in seem to be those that are involved in producing Weapons of Mass Destruction -- might reveal something about Homo Sapiens as a Species that the rest of the Universe might want to eliminate if we ever come into contact with them.

    Computers for a lot of people are now NOT the best mechanism for doing what they need to do -- Office type PC's for CONTENT CREATION etc will still be necessary for way into the foreseeable future but in a MUCH SMALLER and sophisticated market -- decent ULTRABOOKS for example still have reasonable sales volumes -- but as I've been saying AD NAUSEAM - it isn't Windows or any OS that is causing the drop in PC sales but in the fact society has moved on a lot.

    Who buys an abacus these days or what happened to all the old COMPTOMETER operators (not COMPUTER OPERATORS).

    Operating a Comptometer

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PC industry woes worsen as 'phenomenal transition' shrinks

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