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Windows 8.1 won't rescue PC market this year, IDC says

  1. #21


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    You certainly aren't the only one who isn't keen to buy something with win8/8.1. Impossible to measure how many that is in total. I think it is quite a significant number.

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  2. #22


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 8 has NOT MADE AN IOTA OF DIFFERENCE to the decline in the PC market < Really? lol.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, they are alarming. Not much chance of dozing off.
    LOL.. just the Redmond Acid trip LOL

    Notice the psychedelic screen colour changes in 'getting devices ready'?... kinda explains the weird decisions made there (with all due respect)

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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Windows 8 has NOT MADE AN IOTA OF DIFFERENCE to the decline in the PC market < Really? lol.
    Yes really. If people require a new PC they will buy it, whether they choose to stick with W8 or install W7 it is still a sold PC. Mac and Linux market share is not increasing by any numbers close to the decline of PC sales so they are not going there. Tablets on the other hand are increasing in sales so obviously people are choosing to move to them rather then upgrade their PCs or buy new ones. Also, PC sales were declining before W8 was released and the downward trend is continuing as people prefer mobile devices.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Windows 8 has NOT MADE AN IOTA OF DIFFERENCE to the decline in the PC market < Really? lol.
    Yes really. If people require a new PC they will buy it, whether they choose to stick with W8 or install W7 it is still a sold PC. Mac and Linux market share is not increasing by any numbers close to the decline of PC sales so they are not going there. Tablets on the other hand are increasing in sales so obviously people are choosing to move to them rather then upgrade their PCs or buy new ones. Also, PC sales were declining before W8 was released and the downward trend is continuing as people prefer mobile devices.
    Or somebody that was contemplating buying a new PC would rather not buy one with Windows 8, so they go Mac or just put off the purchase. To say Windows 8 has "absolutely" nothing to do with it is at best wishful thinking, IMHO that is.
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  6. #26


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    PCs will not be going anywhere, and it is, at best, naive to think they will.

    Do you go and buy a new car every 12 months, just because the maker releases a new model? No, of course you don't.

    But you will buy one when you need to.

    The PC market has simply evolved to the same stage. It is not 'dying' but it has matured.

    Time MS, tablet fanbois and 'tech journos' realised and accepted this.


    Wenda.
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  7. #27


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    Agree with Wenda, the PC market has matured to the next level.
    The only thing that would 'save' the PC market would be a break through leap to new hardware and software.
    Then it would likely be changed dramatically.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    The so-called 4K monitors might cause some desktop sales increases.

    Despite Panasonic's 20" 4K tablet, I suspect that tablets will have trouble coping (considering that Aero was considered too much for them to cope with).
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  9. #29


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Hi Everyone,

    I disagree with the headline. Mr Ballmer is a casualty of his own hubris, beginning with his belief he knew more of what the market wanted than the market supported, and ending by being unwilling to change when it was clear he was moving Microsoft in the wrong direction, resulting in massive failures. The market finally responded and mighty Zeus struck down Mr. Ballmer with lightning bolts from free-market Olympus
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  10. #30


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    well, 8.1 can't have any appreciable difference this year because it comes out in mid October which is near the end of the year and is after the big buying period which is late summer.

    that said, PCs are going to decline regardless. It's a changing world. PC users need to adapt. holding on to the past will make you a dinosaur. it's funny how people clamor for a newer version of Windows 7 and how that will save PCs. PC share was declining well before Windows 8 came out.
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