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IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected 393

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the youtube-monkeys-don't-need-keyboards dept.
symbolset writes "Zach Whittaker over at ZDNet covers an IDC report. In it the 2013 9.7% forecast decline in PC shipments is advanced to 10.1%. Further, IDC's longer-term forecast turns quite grim: contracting 23% from 2012 levels by 2017. There is also a projection of future Windows tablet sales, and a statement that total Windows tablet sales for 2013 are expected to be 'less than 7.5 million units.'"
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IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @09:08AM (#45582591)

    “How did you go bankrupt?"
    Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”

    -- Ernest Hemingway

  • Re:Expected (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @09:20AM (#45582651)

    I blame Windows 8.

  • Re:Expected (Score:5, Funny)

    by lagomorpha2 (1376475) on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @09:40AM (#45582789)

    I agree, it's entirely the fault of Microsoft and Windows 8. With Vista Microsoft did their job of making sure the core operating system was so inefficient that it required new high end hardware just to run basic applications smoothly. With Windows 7 and 8 Microsoft has actually been backpedling by writing code that actually runs MORE efficiently!

    Clearly the way to save the computer industry is for Microsoft to introduce some major bugs to their next OS that causes it to require 10x the system resources of Windows 8.

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