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Windows 8

Windows 8 Adoption Analysis

Windows XP’s death may not be enough to bail out Windows 8

February 4th, 2014

The impending demise of Windows XP is seen as a great opportunity for PC and tablet vendors to boost sales… unless, that is, they’re selling machines that run Windows 8. Research firm Canalys, which counts tablets along with traditional laptops and desktops in its data on PC sales, says that PC shipments should rebound nicely …

Windows 8 iPhone 5c Failure

What can we learn from the iPhone 5c and Windows 8 flops?

January 31st, 2014

Whenever an exciting new trend in the tech world arises, analysts are quick to declare that every other company must quickly follow this trend or else be left in the dust. We’re seeing this right now with analysts declaring that Apple “needs” to release a phablet and we’ve seen it in the past with analysts …

Windows 7 Adoption Analysis

2014: The year of Windows 7?

January 23rd, 2014

If you’re still scratching your head over why HP is pushing Windows 7 over Windows 8, this might give you a clue. Shawn Allaway, the CEO of Windows migration assistance firm ConverterTechnology, tells Network World that the impending death of Windows XP has led many of his customers to ask about upgrading their systems… but not …

Microsoft Windows 8 Vista Comparison

Microsoft employees reportedly call Windows 8 ‘the new Vista’

January 17th, 2014

We’ve argued in the past that it wouldn’t be fair to compare Windows 8 to Vista, in part because Vista was widely hated by many Windows users while Windows 8 is merely polarizing. In other words, even though Microsoft surely wishes more people liked Windows 8, it can at least take solace in the fact …

PC Profits

You won’t believe how little Windows PC makers earn for each PC sold

January 10th, 2014

The PC market is not a very good business to be in right now. Growth is slowing, Windows 8 isn’t helping, and vendors are rehashing old gimmicks in an effort to turn things around. Beyond declining shipment figures and sinking average selling prices (ASPs), there is another number industry watchers keep their eye on that …

Dual-OS PC

Dual-OS PCs: Peculiar gimmick or PC’s savior?

January 9th, 2014

There was once a point in time when some people thought dual-OS Windows and Linux computers would be the next big thing. Needless to say, that didn’t really pan out. The concept was back with a vengeance at CES 2014 though, as Intel touted a new upcoming platform that will support both Windows and Android with the …

Windows 8 Hatred Explained

I’m not sure Microsoft appreciates how much some users hate Windows 8

December 4th, 2013

Let’s be clear: I think that Windows 8 is in many ways a good operating system. But it is also a very polarizing one among longtime Windows users and that’s something Microsoft will ignore at its own peril. First, let’s go through Windows 8’s obvious virtues — it runs much more smoothly than earlier versions …