According to IDC, lack of interest in PCs means that beyond replacement of existing systems there isn't much else to hold consumers' attention with the platform. The report tries to be a little upbeat, forecasting some growth in 2015, but that comes after projected drops in the next two years that don't support the notion of future growth under any circumstance.
Support for Windows XP is officially ending in April, although it is estimated that about a third of the world will still be using the slowly aging operating system.
Despite Windows XP and Office 2003 support ending in April 8 2014, more than 15 percent of midsize and large businesses are still, and will continue using the OS Gartner has said.
It is starting to look like Microsoft might have realised that the reason people are not moving to Windows 8 is because of its idiotic interface.
Opinion News that Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows XP in a year from now is bound to cause some dismay for quite a few people.
Microsoft is kindly asking users of Windows XP to upgrade to something a bit less ancient, again. XP has been around for a decade and it is still used on 15 to 20 percent of PCs, depending on who you ask.
This coming Monday will mark just one year until Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP. Vista was a joke - but Windows 7 is quite good, and companies are being urged to upgrade their OS before exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured another hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft plans to release another version of Windows next year.
The word on the street is that the Voles are beavering away on Windows 9 which will hit the streets a year from November next.
Even the most ardent, up-to-date Windows aficionados are having a tough time with the newest version of Windows.
For the first time in what seems like the modern PC era, there will be a new operating system king later this month.
It's time to start counting down.
Windows XP's market share is setting new record lows at a record pace.
If you're hesitant to upgrade your Windows computers because it's such a time-consuming hassle, Microsoft is speaking to you.
This week marks 10 years since Windows XP was first released, but not everyone is reeling with excitement.
Though it is still the world's most popular operating system, Windows XP no longer has a majority of the global OS market share.
No seriously this time...
XP was probably one of the most stable Windows iterations Microsoft ever coded - aside from 2000 (NT), of course.
The next generation version of Microsoft's venerable Internet browser will be available for users to try out on September 15, but those people still clinging to Windows XP will be shut out of the latest software.
Acer has debuted a $380 netbook that arrives pre-loaded with both Android and Windows XP.
In the world of monopolistic operating systems, it certainly didn't take long for Windows 7 to be on more computer than Microsoft's previous, bungled platform Windows Vista.