Windows 10 Moves Ahead As PC Sales Decline

PCs and operating systems are bosom friends. Whenever a new PC is purchased, usually the latest Mac OS or Windows are pre-installed in it. If you happen to be a PC developer looking for superior quality cost-effective components to craft your own much advanced PC, an OS installation is required, to make you capable of utilizing your new computer rig or extreme gaming. Any personal computer would have operating systems, and previously, PC manufacturers had enough reason to rejoice when a new Windows OS was released.

Considering that the marketing department carried out its task, everyone would be eager to have a taste of the latest Microsoft and the most convenient means for the standard consumer to attain this end has been the purchasing of a new PC with the most recent Windows pre-installed. Thus PC manufacturers may possibly relax while watching their sales soar high with the release of a new Windows.

However, so far as Windows 10 is concerned, the story has taken a somewhat different turn with respect to the expectations of PC manufacturers. Following Windows 10 release, PC sales have in fact declined, and the reason is not the breach of duty on the part of the marketing department of Microsoft. This is supported by the attractive figures for Windows 10 upgrading, with more than 75 million installations being completed within the first 30 days of release. The actual reason behind this plight of PC manufacturers is Microsoft’s new policy wherein current Windows operating systems can be freely upgraded to Windows 10. This is completely opposite to the past policy of Microsoft wherein new versions of Windows were sold to consumers looking forward to installing the software in the form of an in-place upgrade over the current system. Considerable investment has also been made by Microsoft for making the upgrade procedure as hassle-free and painless as possible.

At present, rather than paying for a troublesome Windows operating system upgrade, users can opt for a completely free upgrade to Windows 10 through a comparatively effortless procedure. Naturally there has been a decline in PC sales; what’s the benefit of purchasing a brand new PC? Again, with increasingly reliable hardware components, it is more probable that the durability of the PC would extend to 5 to 6 years. Enhancements in hardware performance (particularly with respect to CPU processing capability) have also declined in recent years. The 2011 release of the Intel Sandy Bridge technology marked the last noteworthy augmentation in Intel CPU performance. The massive leaps in CPU power visible to consumers through the processor cores are now a thing of the past. During the 2000’s, enhancements in CPU power were obvious and could be effortlessly understood; the journey from single through dual to quad core is a clear progression for clients to visualize more and more powerful CPUs.

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