“With PC sales crashing and burning, it’s not surprising that several PC OEMs are still fuming about Windows 8, the operating system that has so far failed to reignite the PC industry,” Brad Reed reports for BGR.
“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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