Redmond has a more than excellent track record when it comes to delivering updates and patches. But once in a while a little hitch goes through creating problems for users. Today is that once in a while. One of the fixes released by Microsoft in this month’s Patch Tuesday is wreaking quite some havoc on Windows 7 PCs,...

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux distribution (named LiMux) based on Ubuntu, with a KDE interface. Despite Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer getting on...

IDC has published a new report today accusing PC OEMs and other elements of the PC ecosystem of complacency and lack of innovation over the past few years.  With the advent of smaller form factors like smartphones and tablets, this has led to the perfect storm for PCs with declining sales worldwide. IDC believes that...

IDC reported earlier this week that PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) contracted again in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12) by 10.7% compared to the same quarter in 2011. Total PC sales in the EMEA region in 2012 were 105.6 million units, falling by 1.6% compared with 2011. Portable PC...

Microsoft’s first ever tablet, the Surface RT, has been rather slow off the blocks. And one of the reasons cited for the low sales number is the inevitable arrival of the Pro version later this month. A Pro version that will run the full version of Windows 8 and offering support of all sorts of legacy Windows software...

AdDuplex reports today on Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 market shares worldwide. Their analysis shows that among Windows RT devices worldwide, Microsoft Surface dominates with 82% of the market. In second place is the ASUS Vivo Tab with 12%, followed by the Dell XPS 10 with 5% and then Samsung Ativ Tab with 1%. The next...

The Gartner group’s latest numbers make a grim reading of the PC market in the last quarter of 2012. The data shows that the global PC market shrank by 4.9 percent in the last quarter of 2012. HP remained king of this shrinking kingdom, with 14.6 million shipments in the last quarter, a slight decline (-0.5%) from...

According to the NPD Group, over the holiday sales period, Windows 8 did nothing to revive the sales of Windows notebooks, with sales actually declining compared to the previous year. This has to be disappointing news for Microsoft, but not altogether unexpected, given the mixed reviews and anecdotal evidence of poor...