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

Alexandre Mesguich

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears
Partnership

Frank Jennings

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
Sorry OpenStack and Open Compute, we're not all Facebook
Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG. Pic: World Economic Forum
Scammy download sites? Government snooping? Run of the mill for Gary Kovacs