This IDC study provides a top-down sizing of the Windows client operating environment segment of the worldwide operating systems and subsystems market in 2012, with a 2013-2017 forecast for the Windows client operating environment market.
"The new reality of the client operating market is that of a mature, relatively stable place," says Al Gillen, program VP, System Software at IDC. "While we expect some resumption of modest growth in the out-years, the changing form factors are driving the growth profile of the COE market from this point forward."
Windows Client Operating Environment Market Definition
Windows 7 and Windows 8
Microsoft's Performance in 2012
Forecast and Assumptions
Windows Client Operating Environment Forecast
Operating Environment Definitions
Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates