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Is the post-PC PC a Mac?

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?

November 10, 2014 by

Intel ups Q2 view due to Windows XP exodus

Stronger demand for enterprise PCs---also known as the flight from Windows XP once Microsoft support ended---has delivered better-than-expected second quarter sales for Intel.

June 12, 2014

XenClient 5 part of a comprehensive BYOD solution

Citrix just updated XenClient to release 5 and enhanced its already comprehensive workload delivery solution by adding unified profile management, integration with a personal virtual disk, and adding a synchronizer for corporate PCs and BYO Macs.

August 14, 2013 by

Latest OS share data shows Windows still dominating in PCs

The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.

April 1, 2013

2002 Ultrabooks & tablets, more memory for Windows 8?

Windows 8 won't run on every XP-era PC; watch out for PAELooking for a PC in the office that still had Windows XP on to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview this week meant digging down below the variety of test machines (from 17" notebooks to netbooks) that had had Windows 7, on to some of the oldest boxes in the office; the PCs I bought when I first started work as a freelance writer in 2001.

March 23, 2012 by

Windows 7 continues to roll as XP fades away

For four years, I've been tracking the share of Windows versions. The latest numbers show unmistakable trends: Windows users are replacing XP machines with new PCs running Windows 7 at a steady clip. Meanwhile, Windows Vista is fading rapidly into a historical footnote.

November 1, 2011

Three years on the GNU/Linux road

It's been about three years, since I finally migrated all of my personal PCs for my immediate family from Windows XP to Fedora Linux. I had used it for many years previous to that, but I had held off on migrating all of my PCs permanently because of issues with getting apps to work in Wine, and problems finding apps to replace proprietary ones I had used up to that point.

October 24, 2011 by

Demystifying Windows Explorer: what 'Invert selection' is good for

If you don't work with PCs for a living, it's easy to puzzle over file management tools and mock the people who use them. But an obscure and useful command in Windows Explorer illustrates the incredible disconnect between Silicon Valley bloggers and people who work for a living.

September 1, 2011

Microsoft needs to stop giving people reasons NOT to upgrade Windows!

Microsoft might want to exorcise Windows XP and Vista from the world's PCs (because if you're running old software, you've not given Microsoft any cash in a while), but the company's own attitudes to how consumers get their hands on operating systems is a big part of the reason why people are running old operating systems.

July 15, 2011

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