Microsoft actually might’ve saved a number of time throughout its newest monetary earnings name by quoting Dickens: “It was the perfect of instances, it was the worst of instances.” It’s the age of PC gaming… however the PC is dying? 

Effectively, we have heard that one earlier than, but it surely was nonetheless a part of Microsoft’s justification for a serious 39% drop in Home windows OEM income in its most up-to-date quarter. OEM consult with the businesses like Dell and HP that promote PCs with Home windows put in; since none of them have migrated to Linux in the previous few months, it is fairly secure to say Microsoft’s income drop right here correlates to a major drop in PC gross sales, and thus so much much less money coming in for all these preinstalled copies of Home windows. That is what Microsoft is saying: the corporate blamed “continued PC market weak spot and a powerful prior yr comparable” for the drop.

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