Tag Archives: Windows 8

Microsoft moves to bury Windows 7 at Halloween

Digging-Own-Grave-300x336-267x300Software monster Microsoft plans to stop selling Windows 7 licences to OEMs after Halloween as its first moves to kill off the operating system in favour of the god awful Windows 8.1.

It is pretty much a formality. There are few Windows 7 machines in the shops right now – Microsoft has done a good job of making sure there is not a repeat of the Windows XP fiasco that left millions of machines running the ancient operating system. more»

Touch gambit won’t pay off for Microsoft, Intel

tablet-POS-cash-registerFor months we’ve been hearing talk of new and exciting Windows 8.x devices, with touchscreens and exciting new form factors. Now that they are slowly starting to appear, it seems that the optimism was unfounded, and that’s putting it mildly.

Although some industry leaders like Acer’s Jim Wong said touch enabled notebooks would make up about 30 to 35 percent of all shipments, IDC believes the actual figure will much lower. more»

Windows 8 market share creeps

samsung-aioAfter failing to save the PC market from its inevitable nosedive, Windows 8 is struggling to gain market share. It is still growing, but at a snail’s pace and the dominant Redmond flavoured operating system remains Windows 7.

New data from Net Applications has revealed that July was a pretty bad month for Windows 8, as it saw a miserable 0.3 percent gain. more»

Notebooks threatened by panel oversupply

windowscomputexTouch screens could be facing an oversupply as it emerges shipments for notebooks will be lower than expected in Q3 – despite the predicted quarterly growth.

Digitimes reports that top tier vendors like Innolux and BOE, as well as other vendors in China and Taiwan, are expected to expand their production through Q3 and into early 2014, threatening oversupply in the market. more»