Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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by Bobthearch on Sat 20th Apr 2013 16:38 UTC
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Build a decent PC nowadays and it's good for four, six, eight years or more. You don't have to buy a new computer every two years just to use the internet or run household software titles. And the hardware seems to be lasting longer than ever, with fewer failures. Upgrading and replacing parts is easier and cheaper than ever too.

The PC's advantages, durability and standardization, is a leading cause of it's sales decline.

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