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Global PC Sales up for First Time in 7 Straight Years

Accepted submission by Phoenix666 at 2020-01-14 13:52:21

The Register []:

Businesses upgrading to Windows 10 forced global PC sales into the black for the first time in seven years in 2019, but it could have been so much better if Intel's chip drought had eased.

Preliminary findings from Gartner [] pegged shipments at 261.23 million, up 0.6 per cent year-on-year, and rival analyst IDC [] reckons 266.69 million found their way on the shelves of distributors and resellers, itself up 2.7 per cent.

Forced upgrades from Microsoft still seem to outweigh jumps to Linux. Will that ever change?

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