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Microsoft’s bad news? Windows 8 computers are selling slowly

  • 13% the drop in sales of Windows computers between the last week of October and the first week in December, compared to sales from one year ago. This is a bad sign for Microsoft, which launched Windows 8 during that time frame, and one blamed on various factors, including the bold design changes in the OS and the rise of the mobile market, which could be slowing down demand for desktops. The Surface, which was only for sale in Microsoft stores during that period, was likely a non-factor. source
December 23, 2012 // 19:16 // 1 year ago
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  1. flipsydoodaa reblogged this from openendedsky and added:
    It’s also glitchy as fuck after upgrades on a number of systems. NEED. PATCHES.
  2. openendedsky reblogged this from dion-thesocialist and added:
    The only thing that’s actually completely different is the start menu. Everything else is basically the same, and the...
  3. fantasticeschaton reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Is this actually surprising to anyone?
  4. mhopeg said: I have to say, I find the Windows 8 interface to be kind of obnoxious. It’s way too busy for my personal taste, and would be the one that that would push me to paying more for a Mac if/when my current computer dies.
  5. theodorekazinski reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Maybe if they changed the name of the Metro UI to “Not a Baby Toy, Promise” adult buyers would be less hesitant.
  6. littleblondkid reblogged this from shortformblog
  7. lafrenche reblogged this from aghoulistmike and added:
  8. notexactly said: I assume the rampant product placement on TV and commercials isn’t working for Microsoft.
  9. darinharrfath reblogged this from colonel--dog
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  11. theblackbot reblogged this from dion-thesocialist and added:
    I was playing around with Windows 8 in Best Buy. It looks frustrating and unproductive. I hear you can only have one...
  12. katelucia reblogged this from dion-thesocialist and added:
    Yeah, it pretty well blows. It’s like what they did with the 360, making you jump through a lot of hoops to do what used...
  13. oflionsandlove reblogged this from dion-thesocialist and added:
    When I got Windows 8 at first, I had a hard time figuring out what the hell I was doing. Now, it’s not so bad but still...
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  15. dion-thesocialist reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Also, the demos make it seem like they’re really hard to use. I played around with a few this month and could not for...
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