Microsoft expects that the PC market's weakness will last

Microsoft expects that the PC market's weakness will last ...

The PC market's weakness will last a long time, at least according to Microsoft's assertions, which explain the 39% decline in Windows OEM revenues. HP, Lenovo, and Dell are just a few of the most well-known hardware manufacturers that sell PCs with Windows installed.

The drop in Windows sales is inexplicable, in that it is certainly linked to the decline in PCs, as there have been no significant changes to the package (no migration to Linux, for example).

Microsoft blamed the decline on "continued weakness in the PC market" and a "very strong prior year" for the decline. Canalys, for example, reported a decrease in the PC market of 29% in the last quarter of last year and 16% in the whole of 2021, but the problem of market contraction is unsolvable.

Microsoft forecasts a 30% drop in OEM Windows for the first quarter of 2023, although sales will likely return to pre-pandemic levels.

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