personal computer (PC) industry

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Five Things Desktop Linux Has To Do To Beat Windows 8

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | September 7, 2012

Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity? Read More »

In Five Years, Microsoft’s Share Of Personal Computing Fell From 90 To 33%

Daniel Eran Dilger | AppleInsider | October 10, 2013

Over the last five years, Post-PC devices have displaced conventional Windows PCs so rapidly that Microsoft's dominance over personal computing has plummeted from roughly 90 percent share to less than a third. Read More »

Open Door Policy: MS Open Tech’s Gianugo Rabellino On Managing Open Source Projects At Microsoft

Tara Grumm | [email protected] | January 13, 2014

Gianugo Rabellino is the Senior Director of Open Source Communities at [MS Open Tech] a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation that is focused on advancing Microsoft’s commitment to openness across the company and throughout the industry. With more than 20 years experience in the open source community, [...] Gianugo chatted with us about his perspective on openness at Microsoft, and what it’s like being an integral part of MS Open Tech. Read More »

Six Months On, Windows 8 Sales Are A Mystery

Tom Warren | The Verge | April 26, 2013

The Windows 8 operating system debuted on October 26th, six months ago today. Intended to save a flagging PC industry, Microsoft's latest software is designed specifically for touch-equipped hardware. [...] Microsoft provided some early signs of Windows 8's sales performance, but recently it has been rather quiet. How well is the big Windows 8 gamble paying off? Read More »

The PC Market Hasn't Been This Bad Since IBM Released Its First PC

Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire | April 10, 2013

When Microsoft released Windows 8 last fall, a lot of people thought it could be the PC's savior, a hip-looking new thing that made those clunky IBM-compatibles cool again. In fact, it's quite the opposite... Read More »

They're Killing The PC

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | November 15, 2013

First things first. Yes, PC sales are dismal. They're not coming back. It's not just because we love our tablets and smartphones. It's also because almost all the vendors are pushing us away from the PC model to sealed, cloud-based appliances as fast as they can. Read More »

Valve: Windows 8 Is A 'Catastrophe' For PCs

Charlie Osborne | ZDNet | July 26, 2012

Microsoft's next-generation operating system has taken a beating from the press, analysts, and developers alike over the past year. Read More »

Why PC Sales Are In Free Fall

George Ou | InformationWeek | April 11, 2013

The latest IDC report has some alarming news for Microsoft and the PC industry. Personal Computer sales are in free fall due to lack of hardware and software innovation. Not only has Microsoft Windows 8 failed to save the PC industry, the hated operating system (OS) has actually harmed PC sales. The PC industry has its share of blame with the failed tablet launch. Read More »

Windows 8 Destroyed PC Sales

Nick Farrell | TechEye.net | April 11, 2013

PC sales fell 14 percent in the first three months of the year in what is the biggest decline in two decades. Read More »

Windows: It's Over

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 15, 2013

You can think Windows 8 will evolve into something better, but the numbers show that Windows is coming to a dead end. Read More »