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PC Market Shows Signs of Recovery (betanews.com) 113

PC shipments will continue to decline in 2016, according to a new IDC forecast, but the drop will be slightly lower than previously expected. What's more, things will improve even more in 2017. BetaNews adds: IDC expects PC vendors to ship a total of 258.2 million units this year, a figure which would be 6.4 percent lower than last year. The previous estimate was a 7.2 percent fall, which IDC announced in August. Growth will still be negative in 2017, but shipments are expected to decrease by just 2.6 percent compared to this year. IDC believes that commercial shipments of notebooks will grow this year, while desktops should stay flat in terms of growth. The pressure from mobile devices is said to decrease as the markets mature. The tablet market, in particular, is not as big of a concern or threat as it sees declining shipments as well. "The PC market continues to perform close to expectations", says IDC Worldwide Tracker Forecasting and PC research vice president Loren Loverde. "Some volatility in emerging regions is being offset by incremental gains in larger mature markets while the interaction with tablets and phones is stabilizing. We continue to see steady progression toward smaller desktops and notebooks as replacement buying helps stabilize overall shipments in the coming years".

Comment Re:Not just law (Score 1) 394

Hey, wank-stain, that's not the UK site.

UK site version. Thanks for playing.

Perhaps if you weren't so far up your own shitter, you'd know the difference.

Both sites have the exact same article. So what is supposed to be the difference?

Furthermore, fcuktard, it's also hidden deep in the "tech" section, where no one but dweebs would look - not on the front page where the nation would find it, twat. Add to that you had to find it, you knew about it first, smeg for breath.

Those goalposts sure are flying down the pitch. Keep flailing though.

Comment Re: Necessary (Score 1) 394

You seem to think I support mass surveillance. I don't.

And yet your posts in this thread say otherwise.

I think there are better, more honest ways of dealing with Islamic terrorism.

Sure you do:

Necessary (Score:0) by mppp ( 1936232 ) Alter Relationship on Tuesday November 29, 2016 @09:29AM (#53384885)

Mass surveillance is a necessary consequence of mass immigration from the Muslim world.

Strange selective memory you have there.

Comment Re: Necessary (Score 1) 394

You're attempting to strawman.

Nope, just using your own words. To quote you:

That's not really a sensible attitude. The scale of violence that's possible with 400 terrorists is enormous.

Except it's not as actual facts play out. In 2015, just in the UK alone, there were 6 times as many people murdered by non-terrorists as there were people killed by terrorists in all of Western Europe.

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