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Analyst: Windows 8.1 Won’t Stop Microsoft’s Decline

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    Analyst: Windows 8.1 Won’t Stop Microsoft’s Decline


    Windows 8.1 is not only a major improvement for the current Windows 8 platform, but also another Microsoft attempt to secure the leading spot in the OS market.

    Even though the Softies are still holding more than 91 percent of the desktop market, Ovum analyst Richard Edwards explains that Microsoft’s days of total domination are over and the new Windows 8.1 won’t stop this decline.
    Analyst: Windows 8.1 Won?t Stop Microsoft?s Decline

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    Interesting comment from Bob O'Donell

    IDC veep Bob O’Donnell had a similar message for Microsoft, arguing that the new Windows release would not be enough on its own to rejuvenate PC sales.

    “I think Microsoft and Intel need to come together and focus on the core productivity benefits of PCs and not let them get distracted with trying to be all things to everyone,” he added.
    “PCs are still better at many things than tablets and smartphones, but I think that message has been lost and needs to be revived in order to get people focused on the benefits that PCs offer.”
    Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want ? The Register
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    If such a decline would cause them to pay more attention to what we want, then perhaps it's for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting comment from Bob O'Donell

    IDC veep Bob O’Donnell had a similar message for Microsoft, arguing that the new Windows release would not be enough on its own to rejuvenate PC sales.

    “I think Microsoft and Intel need to come together and focus on the core productivity benefits of PCs and not let them get distracted with trying to be all things to everyone,” he added.
    “PCs are still better at many things than tablets and smartphones, but I think that message has been lost and needs to be revived in order to get people focused on the benefits that PCs offer.”
    Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want ? The Register
    “Microsoft has the resources to ‘fix’ Windows 8, but it should realize that its days of almost total domination are now over. Diversity is now a fact-of-life within in the world of end user computing, with BYOD and BYOA redefining the corporate IT landscape.”
    Maybe M$ will wake up soon I hope so I do not feel like learning a new OS.
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    Trolling again with another Softpedia post??

    Not surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Trolling again with another Softpedia post??

    Not surprised.
    You know, you are allowed to post links to the stories that say how well Windows 8 is doing if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Trolling again with another Softpedia post??

    Not surprised.

    You know, you are allowed to post links to the stories that say how well Windows 8 is doing if you want.


    Not as thread topic until over 100 posts.
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    What's wrong with you guys. That article is very factual. It is obvious that from where Microsoft is right now in market share it can only go downhill. There are many sharks out there that will try real hard to get a piece of the action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Not as thread topic until over 100 posts.
    Are you sure about that? The posting news articles guide only talks about membership badge (which you have) and above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What's wrong with you guys. That article is very factual. It is obvious that from where Microsoft is right now in market share it can only go downhill. There are many sharks out there that will try real hard to get a piece of the action.
    The sharks are taking some big chunks of the mobile market and now they are looking at the PC market M$ is plenty worried.
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