The PC industry is going down for sure. Most consumers who want a computer for their home as an essential means of communication or entertainment are switching to tablets these days, this is because of the fact that the tablets are much more portable than computers, and they are as much powerful as computers, if not more. You can pretty much do everything you do on a computer, on a tablet. But this is not true for developers and media producers. For us, the lack of a proper keyboard and mouse is a big drawback and also, tablets will not be able to handle all the development kits that we need.
Anyway, tablet are just one of the reasons for the slow fading away of the PC industry, according to President of Samsung‘s memory business division, Jun Dong-soo. Another reason for this is Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Yes, Jun Dong-soo said this at a press conference at the COEX InterContinental Hotel in Seoul earlier today. He said that the latest operating system from Microsoft, which is the Windows 8 operating system, is no better than the earlier Windows Vista.
In November of 2012, Avast conducted an online survey about the new operating system and found that a mere 9 per cent of the people in the United States were willing to upgrade to a new PC with Windows 8 running on it.
Said Jun Dong-soo, “The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8. I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform. MS’s rollout of its Windows Surface tablet is seeing lackluster demand. Meanwhile, previous vigorous pitches by Intel and MS for thinner ultra-books simply failed and I believe that’s mostly because of the less-competitive Windows platform.”
Just out of curiosity, will you people be willing to leave out Windows and live with Mac OS X or the various Linux distributions for the rest of your life?
Source: Slash Gear