PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
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Cheaper notebooks are getting PCs selling again after a long lull.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
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Once again, the "death" of Windows XP might actually be breathing new life into the flailing PC market.
AMD has big plans for ARM in microservers, embedded and low-power clients. But where does that leave the mainstream PC and server markets?
Whether Mac users are running Windows XP in Apple's Boot Camp solution or in a virtual machine, the latest exploit of Internet Explorer brings the PC question of the month front and center: Stay with XP or upgrade?
Don't expect a turnaround from the PC industry just yet. Global shipments dropped between one and five percent during the first quarter, depending on varying analyst reports.
Installing Linux Mint on an XP PC is something any Windows power user can do.
The PC business didn't suck nearly as bad as feared and HP's first quarter benefited. The company saw strong enterprise demand for PCs as Windows XP systems are tossed.
Intel and partners are going to be bringing us PCs that run both Android and Windows 8.1. Meanwhile, AMD and its partner BlueStacks will enable users to run Android and its apps on Windows.
It looks like PC owners are finally beginning to relax their grip on Windows XP. According to new worldwide usage share data, XP is down sharply, with Microsoft's two fully supported operating systems, Windows 7 and 8, picking up the slack.
AMD sets a date for the release of its combined CPU/GPU Kaveri processor and details how AMD's heterogeneous system architecture will allow microservers to handle new workloads.
The PC maker, which recently revamped its range of business devices, says Windows 8 has barely made a dent in its enterprise customer base, despite the push away from Windows XP.
ZDNet's David Gewirtz decides to upgrade a "dog-slow" Atom-based PC from the nearly dearly departed Windows XP to Windows 8. In the process, he learns a lot and shares some of those lessons with you in this article.
AMD further distances itself from the PC by adding three new CPUs to its R-series embedded line.
While there's no doubt that the PC industry is in a nose dive, the last quarter will have bought some cheers to AMD and Intel. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Nvidia, which saw a dramatic fall in chip shipments.
AMD confirms that its Kaveri accelerated processing unit, which combines a CPU and GPU, will ship to the public in early 2014.