“And now two unnamed OEM sources have told ZDNet that Microsoft and Windows 8 are primarily to blame for the accelerated decline in PC sales,” Reed reports, “with one source claiming that Windows 8 is ‘destroying’ the PC industry and another claiming that the new operating system has ‘handed over millions of customers to Apple.’”
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MacDailyNews Take: ‘Tis iPhone, and its knockoffs, and iPad that are killing the Windows PC industry, not so much Microsoft’s latest ill-conceived debacle (although it certainly doesn’t hurt the cause).
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