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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AirWatch plans to leverage VMware's Horizon 6 platform to help enterprises extend their mobile device management to include laptops and PCs.
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.
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.
The survey of more than 200 IT decision makers also found that 95 percent of the businesses that don’t currently provide Macs would be more likely to offer employees Macs if they had a single central management system for both Windows PCs and Macs.
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.
The gendarmerie will have a fleet of 72,000 PCs on its own Ubuntu distro by next summer, as a result of the looming XP deadline.
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.
Windows XP support ends in 12 months, but 11.8 percent of PCs in Singapore have yet to be migrated to a newer version. They will need to do so or be vulnerable to online attacks, says Microsoft.
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.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Security Essentials software for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs.
Will the next version of Intune, Microsoft's cloud management tool for PCs and now smartphones and tablets, help you manage Windows RT devices? Probably.
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.
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The Blue Screen of Death still casts a negative halo around Windows despite basically disappearing from PCs a decade ago, after Windows XP arrived. Similarly, I wonder if Android will be unfairly dogged by a reputation for a sluggish user interface for years even if version 4.
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.
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.
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.
While Windows 7 marches on...
Microsoft really, really wants you to move to Windows 7, but you still really don't want to leave XP do you? Besides, you'd rather be using a tablet or a smartphone anyway wouldn't you?
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.
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