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Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment 2013-2017 Forecast: The New Reality of Clients

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  • IDC

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."

Table of Contents


IDC Opinion


In This Study


  • Methodology

  • Windows Client Operating Environment Market Definition

Situation Overview

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Microsoft's Performance in 2012

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions

    • Windows Client Operating Environment Forecast

    • Assumptions

  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

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  • Related Research

  • Operating Environment Definitions

  • Methodology

    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates

  • Synopsis

Table: Worldwide Microsoft Windows Client Operating Environment New License and Maintenance Revenue, 2008-2012

Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment New License Shipments by Product Version, 2008-2017 (000)


Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Installed Base by Product Version, 2008-2017 (000)


Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Market, 2013-2017


Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Market, 2013-2017


Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and August 2013 Forecasts (000)


Figure: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipments, 2008-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and August 2013 Forecasts


Figure: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipment Growth, 2009-2017: Comparison of June 2012 and August 2013 Forecasts


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