Huge Drop in Wintel Unit-Sales

“According to NPD, stores in the United States sold 13 percent fewer Windows devices from late October, when Windows 8 made its debut, through the first week in December, than in the same period last year.”

see Tepid Sales of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Point to Shaky Market – NYTimes.com.

No, it’s not the market that’s shaky. It’s Wintel’s monopoly on the desktop/notebook market. Competing technology has finally been allowed to compete and even though a Wintel desktop has much more computing power than an Android/Linux smartphone on ARM, the smartphones are pleasing consumers more than the Wintel product. After a year of this phenomenon, no rational person should believe Wintel is a growing technology. It’s legacy stuff and will die when the current machines running it die. Meanwhile, */Linux and ARM are ready to replace Wintel as the state of the art technology in IT.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Huge Drop in Wintel Unit-Sales

  1. kozmcrae says:

    Robert Pogson wrote:

    “It’s legacy stuff and will die when the current machines running it die.”

    Which, knowing how Microsoft’s OS operates, won’t be too long.

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