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Why The U.S. PC Market is On The Decline 317

conq writes "BusinessWeek reports on the recent woes of Apple and Dell. One possible reason according to the article: 'imminent price wars'." From the article: "'There's a softness in the market that's building,' says Richard Shim, a senior research analyst at IDC. In the past two weeks, IDC cut its 2006 forecast for U.S. PC growth to 5.7%, from 6.8%. 'In '04 and '05 there was tremendous growth. In a market that's as mature as this industry is, there's no way you can maintain those levels.'"
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Why The U.S. PC Market is On The Decline

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  • by Foofoobar ( 318279 ) on Friday July 14, 2006 @06:18PM (#15722081)
    Now next year should be a much better year...

    For what? Linux on the desktop?
  • by zakezuke ( 229119 ) on Friday July 14, 2006 @06:50PM (#15722248)
    So you're the guy that makes all those horrible, counterintuitive UIs!

    I don't understand what you mean, the entertainment system only has 5 remote controls, only one switch box. They are all clearly marked. If you want to watch a DVD all you have to do is make sure the TV is on input one, switch box 1 for the dolby surround set or input 2 for the dvd recorder, and use the remote with the same logo as the unit you are using. To watch TV it's a simple matter of making sure you are on input 1, switch box #2. If you want regular cable just make sure you have the DVD recorder set to CATV and use the DVD recorder remote, or if you want the cable box select input in the DVD recorder remote till you see S video, if you see no video but sound press it one more time. If you need to adjust the volume use the thin remote sharing the logo with the surround sound set above, or if all else fails turn the large silver knob marked volume. If you don't have sound, make sure the surround sound unit is selected to TV, Aux is the turn table located in another room which you can't see.

    I made sure to totally diable the TV speakers and the Cable TV box remote volume control just to make your live easier. Everthing is clearly marked, I don't see why anyone would have a problem.

  • by suckmysav ( 763172 ) <suckmysav@ g m a i> on Saturday July 15, 2006 @12:27AM (#15723440) Journal
    The difference between men and women.

    A man will spend $2 on a $1 item which he needs, a woman will spend $1 on a $2 item which she doesn't need.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead