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Windows 8 uncertainty blamed for decline in PC sales

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    Or just use BlueStacks on Windows 8 to use the android apps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Problem is Ray, you've got no idea what you're talking about, those articles are up to 8 months old, some of those apps are already on Windows 8, some are on those OS because of the limited way they work, and Windows 8 has the equivalent of some or better.
    Guess what? That article was posted today on the US site, which the Australian site copies. The average reader will see such an article and assume that there are no worthwhile apps for Windows 8.

    Why do you immediately assume that this is a post bagging Windows 8? I simply pointed out what is so very prevalent and what makes it difficult, at the very least, for Windows to gain any traction.

    You are now so obsessed with anything that I post, that you can read nothing but negative comment into it, even if I was praising every inch of Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Problem is Ray, you've got no idea what you're talking about, those articles are up to 8 months old, some of those apps are already on Windows 8, some are on those OS because of the limited way they work, and Windows 8 has the equivalent of some or better.
    Guess what? That article was posted today on the US site, which the Australian site copies. The average reader will see such an article and assume that there are no worthwhile apps for Windows 8.

    Why do you immediately assume that this is a post bagging Windows 8? I simply pointed out what is so very prevalent and what makes it difficult, at the very least, for Windows to gain any traction.

    You are now so obsessed with anything that I post, that you can read nothing but negative comment into it, even if I was praising every inch of Windows 8.
    There must be two Ray8s on here, I've never seen the one who posts positive comments about Windows 8, Surface or Surface Pro or any Apps.
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    Another story on the death of the PC.

    Desktop PCs less popular than ever
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    The desktop isn't going to disappear. There are simply so many things that you can't do effectively on a small screen, with a virtual keyboard and/or touch that it will ensure that desktop PCs will survive. As the article noted, tablets etc will work in conjunction with a PC in the household, but not replace them entirely. I can see laptops also holding on fairly strongly. In the corporate world, desktops will continue to be the mainstay of the vast majority of the workforce.
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    The whole industry right now reminds me of the Wrestling Wars of the late 90's between the WWF(Microsoft), WCW(Apple), and ECW(Google). Complete with the fanbois on all sides proclaiming their promotion the best :>. And one thing those wars proved that it wasn't necessarily the better promotion that won out(like say between WWF and WCW), it was the one who continually kept developing the core business and keeping it solid as opposed to simply resting on your laurels and your victories. It isn't just simply making new stars, the business side has to be solid and leaving the Mac and laptop businesses out to rot because mobile devices are selling well is really going to come back to haunt them (aka.. you don't just shoot the dog because he got old).

    Business is rarely, if ever, just a knockout punch. Just ask Apple, they've been down quite a few times and came back. They would do good to remember that history and ultimately how the Wrestling Wars turned out(which took place over a 5-7 year period).
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Another story on the death of the PC.

    Desktop PCs less popular than ever
    Ummmm......

    DUH!
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  8. #348


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    What a load of drivel


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Another story on the death of the PC.

    Desktop PCs less popular than ever
    "U.S. desktop PC shipments are down 40% in the past decade ..."

    The graph doesn't support the headline.

    PC shipments are actually up 100%+ over the decade.
    2002: 14.2M units
    2012: 30.6M units
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    Yes, strange. Double what they were 10 years ago. 2009 and 2010 were big jumps. Nothing to do with win 7 of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Another story on the death of the PC.

    Desktop PCs less popular than ever

    Well, MY old desktop is dying (not literally, it's just old). It's an old single-core P4@2.8Ghz, and I've hotted it about as far as I can.

    So, I'll be replacing it within the next few months. Guess what with?

    Yep! Another big powerful desktop box.

    NOT an AIO, a proper desktop. In a tower. Running Win 8, without touch.

    That's where Win 8 will 'win' or fail, for me.

    Ooh! I'm looking forward to this!!

    Wenda.
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