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By The Associated Press
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Global shipments of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months this year, the sharpest plunge since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994.

The firm said Wednesday that the appeal of tablets and smartphones is pulling money away from PCs, but it also blames Microsoft's latest version of Windows, which forces users to learn new ways to control their machines. Microsoft launched Windows 8 on Oct. 26, hoping to revitalize the PC industry. PC shipments were already falling, but the latest report suggests the decline is speeding up.

 

 
 


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