“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.”
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.