“IDC’s quarterly PC forecast from May projected worldwide PC shipment declines of -11.7% in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), -4.7% in the third quarter, and -1.6% in the fourth quarter, resulting in total annual growth of -7.8% for 2013. This follows a decline of -13.3% in the first quarter of 2013 and -4.0% for all of 2012. The results for May are behind pace for achieving the projected 2Q13 growth rates, although stronger June results could still make up most if not all of the difference.”
Since M$ has the lion’s share of the legacy PC shipments, it also has the lion’s share of the decline in OS shipments for legacy PCs. M$ also has only a tiny share of small cheap computers. Thus, this decline is a decline of the vision of Bill Gates, one licence per hard drive. There is no place to hide the obscene profits of M$ in the tiny prices of small cheap computers, so they run */Linux and FLOSS if makers want sales.