Subhadip, on 14 November 2012 - 05:21, said:
Timing is tough, but this has absolutely nothing to do with Windows 8.
They have put the woman behind Metro in charge of Windows. If anything this signals an even more rapid transition away from Desktop than previously expected.
And what I REALLY don't get is that everyone is quite aware that the economy is still in the commode - in fact, I can't recall ANY version of Windows - not even Windows for Workgroups 3.1 AKA "Windows for Warehouses" - releasing into a poor economy, let alone one as poor as the current one. Also, every public PC maker (or at least one that relies primarily on PCs for earnings and revenues) got whacked over the past week in terms of their stock pricing - that includes, Intel, AMD, and even Apple and Google. Pretty much the only reason Samsung didn't get whacked was due to their mobile business being a far more important contributor to earnings and revenue than their PC business. Don't keep putting the cart (Windows) before the horse (PC sales).