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Windows 8 Fails to Impress in Western Europe Too [Gartner]

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    Windows 8 Fails to Impress in Western Europe Too [Gartner]


    Even though everything goes according to the plan when it comes to Windows 8, at least in Microsoft’s humble opinion, new statistics demonstrate that the operating system has once again failed to excite in Western Union.

    PC sales in this part of the world dropped by 20.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, according to research firm Gartner, and Windows 8 has made almost no difference.

    “Wide availability of Windows 8-based PCs could not boost consumer PC purchases during the quarter. Although the new Metro-style user interface suits new form factors, users wonder about its suitability for traditional PCs — non-touchscreen desktops and notebooks,” Meike Escherich, principal research analyst at Gartner, said.

    The desktop PC market fell 13.8 percent, while the mobile industry recorded a decline of 24.6 percent. HP continues to be the leader, as it currently holds 19.7 percent of the market, according to the same figures.

    Windows 8 Fails to Impress in Western Europe Too [Gartner]

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    Great /funny comments on that link:
    Bill Dem
    Windows 8 definitely contributed to the slide. The drastic change made the decision to abandon desktops much easier for many
    If teenagers and college students actually dictated the direction of technology, we'd all be browsing this site on XBox consoles attached to a TV. We'd all have cameras mounted on our heads and be skateboarding to work every day. Only a teenager or college student would actually believe they're steering the future of technology. Their parents are the ones spending big money on technology. Technology follows the money.

    RyuDarragh
    Tablets and smartphones. "The PC is dead. Long live the tablet!" said the pundits. Sure. If all you have is a hammer, then every problem must be made into a nail. Sadly, this does not work and business and power users have spoken: No! And, Lo! Along comes Windows 'Blue', which is just windows 8 with a similar desktop shell to the one nearly every Win8 user I know downloads to make Win8 nearly as useful as Win7
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Even though everything goes according to the plan when it comes to Windows 8, at least in Microsoft’s humble opinion, new statistics demonstrate that the operating system has once again failed to excite in Western Union.

    PC sales in this part of the world dropped by 20.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013, according to research firm Gartner, and Windows 8 has made almost no difference.

    “Wide availability of Windows 8-based PCs could not boost consumer PC purchases during the quarter. Although the new Metro-style user interface suits new form factors, users wonder about its suitability for traditional PCs — non-touchscreen desktops and notebooks,” Meike Escherich, principal research analyst at Gartner, said.

    The desktop PC market fell 13.8 percent, while the mobile industry recorded a decline of 24.6 percent. HP continues to be the leader, as it currently holds 19.7 percent of the market, according to the same figures.

    Windows 8 Fails to Impress in Western Europe Too [Gartner]
    Hi there
    IGNORE ANYTHING by Gartner -- the most stupid source of info on the planet -- I hope they go into Financial services -- so any STOCK they say will be no good or say SELL -- I'd IMMEDIATELY buy at a stroke.

    Never in the history of computing as a so called "consultancy" wriiten so much FUD about anything to do with computing.

    Cheers
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    If Gartner is a complete crock, then which analytics organisation in this world is actually reliable? I think you've said IDC is also a crock and there may also have been another one.
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    I think I will go see if there is any more stuff out there that has anything really, really bad about Windows 8 that can be posted here on the EF so people can read how bad and nasty Windows 8 is, and always will be. . .Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Oh, forgot will need to post this as News.

    Look out Google here I come.
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    Excellent! But that shouldn't be too hard to find.
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    Here is another look at M$ in Europe.

    Europe to Microsoft: We hate Windows 8

    Overall Acer was hit the worst, with a 36.8 percent drop in sales, with HP not far behind, at 31.7 percent. Dell fell 14.7 percent. Lenovo bucked the trend with a 7.2 percent increase in sales, while Apple eked out a slight gain at 0.8 percent growth. The sales of all other PC vendors dropped 18.7 percent.
    Europe to Microsoft: We hate Windows 8 | Computerworld Blogs

    Hmm... Lenovo will ship you a PC with Windows 7 on it instead of Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I think I will go see if there is any more stuff out there that has anything really, really bad about Windows 8 that can be posted here on the EF so people can read how bad and nasty Windows 8 is, and always will be. . .Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Oh, forgot will need to post this as News.

    Look out Google here I come.
    Who needs Google I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If Gartner is a complete crock, then which analytics organisation in this world is actually reliable? I think you've said IDC is also a crock and there may also have been another one.
    Most of these agencies usually are rubbish -- you get on the whole a much better perspective if you read about people's experiences using windows on some Financial sites for example -- these are usually decent power users who on the whole know little about computers but definitely using them a lot in their day jobs etc so they have REAL USER experiences.

    BTW wasn't it MOODY's who got the whole of the Financial forecasting Mega wrong -- they totally guessed wrong about the Banks and the "Sub Prime Slime" problems -- and they are meant to be a "Respected" ratings agency -- so if THESE people get it so horribly wrong why should we really believe ANY agency.

    Another area that's often quoted - that Google is a deadly rival (or will be) to Ms. Perhaps the threat to Ms from Google is often overstated in the technical press.

    Here's probably a more realistic assessment from "The Markets".

    Google's I/O Gathering is Short On Hardware, Long On Innovation - TheStreet

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    that Google is a deadly rival (or will be) to Ms
    MS seem to think so.

    They are whipping Bing. Taking bites out of ms office , and Android is everywhere.

    Next stop cloud domination.
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