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Windows 8 PC Sales Analysis

Windows 8 isn’t saving the PC market as sales continue to tank

December 3rd, 2013

If you want to understand why Windows 8 has been a failure so far, the following quote from IDC analyst Jay Chou explains it all: “The chief concern for future PC demand is a lack of reasons to replace an older system.” This is a big problem for Microsoft because the entire point of Windows …

Windows 7 Windows 8 Growth Comparison

Windows 7 is still growing faster than Windows 8

December 2nd, 2013

Sorry, Microsoft: Even the superficial return of the Start button isn’t enough to make people clamor for Windows 8. TheNextWeb takes a look at some of the latest numbers from Net Applications and finds that Windows 8’s growth has stagnated as the combined market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 grew by only 0.05 percentage …

Windows 8 Touch PC Market

Windows 8’s biggest problem: Touch PCs aren’t catching on

November 26th, 2013

Microsoft’s big hope with Windows 8 was that it would spawn a new wave of demand for touch-enabled PCs that would revitalize a declining industry. Needless to say that hasn’t happened so far and new data from NPD DisplaySearch estimates that touch-enabled notebooks will account for just 11% of all notebooks shipped in 2013, which is …

Windows Store Daily Downloads 2013

Windows Store shows significant growth, still can’t compete with Apple

November 12th, 2013

As more Windows users transition to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s app store is beginning to gain some traction. TechCrunch has shared Microsoft’s latest numbers, which show that the Windows Store delivered 1.7 million daily downloads in October, a 39% increase over the number of apps downloaded daily from the store in June.

Toshiba Windows 7 Sales

Windows 7 still makes up 99% of Toshiba’s enterprise sales

October 9th, 2013

There’s no question that the adoption rate for Windows 8 is much slower than Microsoft had expected. Some manufacturers are even sticking with Windows 7 as their primary operating system for new machines. In an interview with ZDNet, Toshiba’s business-to-business product marketing manager Cindy Zwerling said that “Windows 7 is clearly the enterprise operating system at …

Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 7 adoption still growing at a faster rate than Windows 8

October 1st, 2013

Although Windows 8 has been steadily increasing its share of the market over the past few months, a recent surge by Windows 7 has put the old OS back on top, at least temporarily. The most recent data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is up 0.61% from last month, which means Microsoft’s new …

Blue Screen Of Death

The death of the blue screen of death

October 1st, 2013

The “blue screen of death” that signifies a system failure has historically characterized Microsoft’s Windows operating system as much as the windows-based user interface itself. Seeing the dreaded “BSOD” meant you had undoubtedly just lost whatever work was being done at the time, and a reboot was the only way out. Catastrophic failures that brought …

Microsoft Windows 8 Windows Phone App Store

Microsoft plans single app store for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

September 26th, 2013

This could be just the thing that Microsoft needs to reignite developer interest in Windows Phone: A common app store for its multiple platforms. Unnamed sources tell The Verge that Microsoft has been testing out a single app store for both Windows 8 apps and Windows Phone 8 apps that will offer a common platform …

Windows 8.1 Price

Windows 8.1 pricing and packaging revealed, upgrade plans detailed

September 17th, 2013

One month out from release, Microsoft has announced the official pricing and packaging for Windows 8.1 The newest version of the Windows operating system will be available as a free download for Windows 8 users starting on October 17th from the Windows Store. All of the features Microsoft announced earlier this year will be included in …