Microsoft's slippery slope to oblivion

Latest PC shipment numbers are another sign of the world of computing changing rapidly and Microsoft's inability to change with it. The decline of the desktop is in full swing and time is running out for Windows.

If there was ever any confirmation needed that the tipping point of the PC’s dominance as a computing platform has been reached, the IDC has just provided it with their latest report on PC shipments in the first quarter 2013. Worldwide PC shipments were down a massive 13.9 per cent from the same period last year.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PC Shipments, First Quarter 2013 (Preliminary) (Units Shipments are in thousands) (Source: IDC)

Vendor

1Q13 Shipments

1Q13 Market Share

1Q12 Shipments

1Q12 Market Share

1Q13/1Q12 Growth

1. HP

11,997

15.70%

15,726

17.70%

-23.70%

2. Lenovo

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