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Windows 8 fails to reignite PC market: Gartner

(Reuters) - Holiday season shoppers shunned Windows 8 desktops and notebooks in favor of tablets and smartphones, resulting in a 4.3 percent fall in PC sales in the fourth quarter, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

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Software_Lover1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

I wish these idiots will stop blaming the pc decline on Microsoft. The average consumer or pc customer really only used their pc to get on the internet, pay bills, and now go to social networks. You can do all of that on a phone or tablet. Business need pc's and the pc gaming community keeps theirs up to date. Microsoft could have the best O.S. know to ever exist but people want tablets.

Once items like the Surface Pro get to a good price, watch for businesses to look into getting those instead of desktop units and laptops.

adorie1419d ago (Edited 1419d ago )

I feel that businesses and software markers adapted faster than Microsoft did. You're right, the public is what ultimately is causing the change in tech landscape. Tech is getting smaller so the need for the PC is becoming less, until we have all purpose mobile that can actually function as a legitimate pc.

Lastly, Apple, Google and Samsung have played vital roles in helping this change.