“Since the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8, consumer notebook and desktop sales in the U.S. have fallen 21% compared to the same period last year, said Baker. Laptop sales were down even more — 24% year-over-year — while desktop numbers were off considerably less, just 9%.”
USA gets ~20% of global PC shipments so this means M$’s revenue for the client division could take another big hit. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is buying smart thingies instead of PCs. Wintel is on a downwards trend. It’s about time retailers tried selling GNU/Linux on PCs at reasonable prices. Price matters.