Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’
Former chief Ballmer quits Microsoft board in letter to successor
Global desktop share for both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 shrinks on last month
According to various sources Microsoft is set to make its biggest round of job cuts in five years
New CEO pledges to streamline company as major restructure looms
The end of Windows XP life is getting credit for stabilizing global PC sales as businesses upgrade to Windows 7. However, some analysts say the migration has peaked and will be over by the end of 2014. Worse for Microsoft, Windows 8 is not the beneficiary.
Windows 8 reached a milestone last month as its combined versions hit a new market share high. Nevertheless, Microsoft struggles to get legacy Windows XP users to convert to its latest OS mostly because there’s a better option still available: Windows 7.
Windows XP is doing what Windows 8 couldn’t: Spur a rival in PC sales. Two analyst reports indicate adoption of new desktop and notebook computers is slowing the decline in PC sales.
Windows XP’s market share is finally showing signs of heading south as Microsoft gears up to pull support for the ageing operating system next week.