“retail PC sales were down 26 per cent year on year during four weeks after the arrival of Microsoft’s new operating system
Not only did “8″ fail to revive global x86 CPU business, it killed it. People just are not interested despite the ads, extra stores and M$’s “brand”. The reason is that consumers have lots of better choices: Android/Linux smart phones, ARMed smart thingies and when the consumers buys two or three of those gadgets, the consumer has not much need of a fire-breating ATX box or a clumsy notebook. Competing on price/performance is something M$ has not had to do in a long time. Welcome to 2012. 2013 should be even better.