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 …
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.
( Five Years And Counting )
XPOCALYPSE, FOREVER !
- $250K: That's what Lenovo earned to RAT YOU OUT with Superfish
- IBM sued for talking up semiconductor business it couldn't give away
- CONFIRMED: Tiny Windows Server is on the way
- He can't give it away FAST ENOUGH: Bill Gates richest man in world again
- IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once