Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Windows XP EOS To Revive PC Sales

Windows XP comes into the category of the most popular operating system that has brought much success for the tech giant Microsoft. Even though it was introduced many years ago, the popularity of Windows XP has never decreased and it currently holds the second place in the market share just behind Windows 7. However, the tech giant ended the Windows XP help and support provided to this old operating system on April, 2014, which was a bad news for many of the users and companies who entirely depended upon Windows XP.

According to Gartner, businesses that had not ditched Windows XP until now are trying to get rid of it in a hurry. This is the reason why the sales of PC devices are on a rise. The main reason for such an increase is because of the fact that those businesses who are using Windows XP desktops are replacing them with newer versions of the operating system. In 2014, it is expected that PC sales decline will go from 9.5% last year to 2.9%, according to the research director at Gartner named Ranjit Atwal.

This was predicted by Ranjit Atwal by taking notebook, desk-based and other premium ultra mobile devices into consideration. He says, “2014 will be marked by a relative revival of the global PC market.” This means that there will be a total of 5 million sales all across the world. He says that, if you are taking traditional PCs, laptops and desktops into consideration, then the PC sales decline for this year will be 6.7%, which is expected to be 5.3% next year. Moreover, he predicts that this year, there will be 270 million sales of desktop PCs.

In a statement, Atwal says, “Business upgrades from Windows XP and the general business replacement cycle will lessen the downward trend, especially in Western Europe," and he continued by saying, “This year, we anticipate nearly 60 million professional PC replacements in mature markets.” He found out that there would also be some increase in the number of sales of the premium ultra mobile devices. According to him, the sales of tables are expected to grow by 23.9%, whereas a 49.9% growth will be seen for ultra premium mobile devices.

The Atwal’s report says that all the major operating systems like Apple, Android and Windows will show an increase in sales, but their share will decrease from 27.1% this year to 21% next year. Reports suggest that Android will dominate the market with 52.8%, whereas Windows and Apple will have 14.4% and 11.6% respectively.

For more news and information regarding this, contact the Windows XP help and support team.

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