PC industry is on the decline with some market research firms reporting a decline of as high as 11.8 percent. It's happening from sometime, and Windows 8 failed to make a big impact when it came out, it actually had some-what of a negative effect on the user base who were used to Windows 7. However, many people are now betting on the new Windows 10 operating system to save the industry from the continuously declining PC market (via Business Insider).
HP's executive also placed high hopes with the new operating system, and hope it will save the industry in the coming months. However, before that happens, the companies have to get rid of the current Windows 8 PCs which are still on the shelves before Windows 10 can have its effect.
Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users for the next one year, but there are still a lot of Windows 8 PCs on the shelves, and it may take some time for the retailers and companies to flush them off before Windows 10 can make a big impact.
Users who are already on Windows 8 can get a free upgrade to Windows 10, and at the moment, the number is reportedly standing at over 50 million. It will continue to rise as Microsoft is still aiming to make sure Windows 10 is bug free and free of problems, and users have almost a year to upgrade their existing devices -- the company aims to make sure Windows 10 is running on over a billion devices in the next 2-3 years.
Dion Weisler, HP's PC leader said,
We do anticipate a challenging operating system transition to Windows 10 on two dimensions — one was a free upgrade and the the very short transition time, which is normally like three months, which was compressed to under one month.
What that drove was fairly high Windows 8 channel inventory levels. That will take a little time to flush. The good news is that the Windows 10 feedback is pretty good and a great operating system is important for the ecosystem and in the industry. So once Windows 8 flushes, which may take a little time in the industry. We should see some simulation from Windows 10.
It remains to be seen if that will happen, but Windows 10 has received a warm welcome from the technology community.