The explanation is that market GROWTH for PC's has significantly slowed due to less money being available mainly in the consumer market.
Most, in fact nearly all, new PC's run Windows. Slowing of PC growth means slowing of Windows sales. Changes in a PRE-RELEASED version of Windows will have absolutely zero impact on Windows revenue, y'know?
And slowing of PC growth is only a factor, not the whole answer. But on the flipside, S&T growth increased - S&T is the products corporations buy to help them reduce costs and save money.
yes i guess that explains it.
if you ignore only 20% business adoption
if you ignore uptake only on regular - pc unit (forced) adoption (not many willing upgrades)
and if you ignore the 4 articles I linked too.
edit - sorry. i really dont like fighting with 9ers. just arguing with them