Entries in Microsoft (4)


The Slow Death of the PC?

Dell drops over $2.00 a share after earnings call...

Michael Dell says "touch screen products will certainly cost more" and "Corporations are still adopting Windows 7 so we don’t think there’s going to be a massive adoption of Windows 8 by corporations.."

Don't look for earning to increase this year.  Dell will be playing catch with Apple and trying to find a way to keep SMB's and corporate customers happy.  While Microsoft wants to push everyone to Windows 8.  PC makers are having a hard time evolving to the new trends in how the average user now interacts with technology on a day-to-day basis.  Most users check emails, check Facebook, and cruise the web.   For those activities you did not need a a traditional computer.  Most average users are willing to switch mobile computing devices that in general offer an a better user experience, instance on, over ten hours of active work time, lightweight, and mobile connectivity.





Windows XP Downgrade No Longer Available

On Thursday I was ordering some workstation from dell for a client and inquired about downgrading to Windows XP.  The Dell rep that was working with informed me that they are no longer allowed to downgrade Windows 7 to Windows XP.  This will affect any person or organization which does not an agreement in place with Microsoft.  It really did not surprise me seeing as Windows XP SP3 will no longer be supported after April 8, 2014.