Barney's Blog

Blog archive

A PC Comeback

Ever since you all told me how much you like Windows 7, I've been predicting healthy holiday PC sales and an overall market resurgence. The highly paid eggheads at Gartner now apparently agree, but see the comeback starting early next year, not at the end of this one.

At first, Gartner gurus predicted a dismal first part of this year, which was actually pretty good. So if they were wrong on this, perhaps they should take a closer look at their projections for 2010.

A big driver for the uptick? Inexpensive netbooks. I expect to be in on this action and hope to snap up a Windows 7 netbook as soon as one's available!

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/01/2009 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • Windows Has Support for Encrypted DNS

    Microsoft announced this week that the Windows operating system already has support for an encrypted Domain Name System option that promises to add greater privacy protections for Internet connections.

  • The Datacenter in 2020 and Beyond: More Edge, 'As-a-Service' and AI

    The next few years are going to be lively ones for the datacenter, according to research firm IDC's "Futurescape" report.

  • Inking Gains Traction in Office 365

    From PowerPoint to Excel, Microsoft is beefing up its support for digital inking across its Office 365 apps. Here's a snapshot of upcoming features.

  • Salesforce and Microsoft Partnering on Azure Services and Teams

    Salesforce.com and Microsoft on Thursday announced a strategic partnership on cloud technology use.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.