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Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment 2014-2018 Forecast: Contraction Ends, But Market Remains Soft

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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 2013, with a 2014-2018 forecast for the shipments and installed base.

"The client operating systems market continues to be a challenging opportunity for Microsoft, and the company is working aggressively to try and improve product performance in this segment," said Al Gillen, program VP, Servers and System Software at IDC. "We have expectations that Windows 10 will help the company reestablish a value proposition that will resonate with commercial customers that are waiting to see a product that is a viable successor to their Windows 7 deployments."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology
  • Operating Systems and Subsystems Market Definition

Situation Overview

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows XP
  • Microsoft's Performance in 2013

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Windows Client Operating Environment Forecast
    • Assumptions
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

  • Actions to Consider
    • Advice for Buyers
    • Advice for Other Vendors

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  • Related Research
  • Operating Environment Definitions
  • Methodology
    • Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Worldwide Microsoft Windows Client Operating Environment New License and Maintenance Revenue, 2009-2013
  • Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment New License Shipments by Product Version, 2009-2018 (000)
  • Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Installed Base by Product Version, 2009-2018 (000)
  • Table: Top 3 Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Market, 2014-2018
  • Table: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipments, 2009-2018: Comparison of August 2013 and November 2014 Forecasts (000)
  • Table: Exchange Rates, 2006-2013 (%)

List of Figures

  • Figure: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipments, 2009-2018: Comparison of August 2013 and November 2014 Forecasts
  • Figure: Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment Paid and Nonpaid New License Shipment Growth, 2010-2018: Comparison of August 2013 and November 2014 Forecasts
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