http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...stry_tailspin?source=CTWNLE_nlt_os_2012-10-15 I thought some of you would find this an interesting read. I know I did, including the user comments following the article. Personally, I think it is a combination of things including the lousy economy currently, the fact that computers have become powerful enough for many users that they do not need replacing as frequently, the popularity of tablets to replace computers in some environments and I'm sure there's more I'm not thinking of at the moment. I don't buy into the "end of the desktop" doom and gloom at all though. I think a slowdown in personal computer sales was bound to come and an economic downturn sure isn't helping things. A lot of people are probably putting off non-essential purchases.