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PC shipments showing signs of recovery, Gartner says

Agam Shah | June 26, 2009
Worldwide PC shipments will grow by 10.3 per cent in 2010, according to Gartner

"People aren't going to buy a new PC because of a new operating system," Shiffler said. Microsoft could try to counter the PC slowdown by launching a campaign to show that the OS is offering something new in PCs, but that may still not get consumers to spend on the OS, he said. Enterprise users will put off adopting Windows 7 for at least a year until all the kinks of the OS have been ironed out, he said.

 

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