“retail PC sales were down 26 per cent year on year during four weeks after the arrival of Microsoftâ€™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.