The Channel logo

back to article Brit enterprises still wolfing down PCs post-XP support death

Tech disties feasted on a relative PC sales banquet in Q2 as businesses and to a lesser extent consumers made a belated dash to rid themselves of systems running on Windows XP. Abacus stroker Context collated the sale-out figures from wholesalers and found more than 844k desktops, notebook and PC workstations were adopted by UK …

Anonymous Coward

Interesting

but I'm not convinced the rise is anything to do with XP. A friend in the retail sector said people tend to say that they're buying a PC to replace a broken one, because they've now got enough cash or because they've found that having chucked out the PC for a tablet/smart phone they later found they still needed a PC.

Neither he nor I have heard of anyone replacing a PC just to ditch XP this year. I'm not saying it hasn't happened, just that I don't think it's the main driver.

1
0
Megaphone

XP.

( Five Years And Counting )

XPOCALYPSE, FOREVER !

0
0

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Channel? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Forums

Opinion

WWI French tank picture via Shutterstock
Vinod_Khosla

Chris Mellor

A VC with startup agenda slams established suppliers. Surprised? Neither were we
ZenPad_RealRacing
Boy writes a letter to Santa. Pic via Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Cornwall's win over BT should be a cautionary relationship tale

Features

Eclipse image via Shutterstock
The Azure Portal: Microsoft is betting on cloud for its future business
container_ship_hamburg_shutterstock_648
Michael Dell. Pic by Joi Ito
Cool Texas dude is just your average billionaire