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The data trickling in from a banner Cyber Monday reveals an interesting fact. The holiday online retail bonanza owes a great deal to the clunky, old PC.
Microsoft Corp. has struggled to lure users away from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, according to new figures from Net Applications, but Windows 7 and XP are still running on plenty of desktops.
IDC figures show the mobility category is continuing to top the market.
The analyst claims Microsoft must prove its commitment to channel before it can cash in on tablet boom.
The PC market is a tough place even for the world’s largest maker of the increasingly commoditized gear.
The Lenovo Touch Combat Kit gives partners four different form factors to demonstrate to customers the functionality and value of Windows 8 devices.
Gartner says most large businesses have already upgraded to new operating systems, and Windows XP’s fate will not have a large market effect.
As Surface tablet sales gain a bit of traction in the channel, Microsoft Corp. is adding some grit to the track with a spate of updates for the next version that could make the fondleslabs even more attractive to business buyers.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in a farewell address to Wall Street, said Microsoft will work hard to ensure the PC remains the computing device of choice, thus ensuring the health of the broader hardware and software ecosystem. But, Microsoft isn’t placing all its bets on PCs.
Tactile devices such as tablets are forecast to outsell longer-standing form factors in the run-up to Christmas and dominate the client market by 2015.