Microsoft Windows 8 makes lukewarm debut: sales tracker

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    A Microsoft Surface tablet PC is displayed on a stand during its launch event with Microsoft Windows 8 in New YorkSEATTLE (Reuters) – Consumer sales of Windows-powered personal computers fell 21 percent overall last month, figures released by a leading retail research firm showed on Thursday, indicating a lackluster debut for Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 operating system. Many in the industry said Windows 8 might revive slack PC sales, but a report by NPD Group, which tracks computer sales weekly using data supplied by retailers, dampened those hopes. On the same day, Microsoft announced pricing for its latest device designed to break Apple Inc's stranglehold on the tablet and lightweight laptop market. …

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