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MAR 05, 2013 - Investors Business Daily

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Microsoft's Windows 8 turning off PC buyers

Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 8 was supposed to spark an increase in personal computer sales. Instead, the PC industry is poised to contract for the second year in a row. And Windows 8 actually could be hurting PC sales. Market research firm IDC this week slashed its 2013 PC shipment forecast. It now expects worldwide PC shipments to decline 1.3% this year over 2012, when PC shipments fell 3.7%. IDC had previously expected PC sales to rise 2.8%, but the predicted bump from Windows 8 didn't materialize. IDC blamed the PC shipment declines on competition from tablets, especially Apple's (AAPL) ... Read More

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