Are desktop PCs going the way of the dinosaur? A recent market study seems to suggest they might be, reports MSNBC. "They have been, to a degree," says David Daoud, research manager for IDC's U.S. Quarterly PC Tracker and Personal Systems. IDC's latest report found that among all buying categories--consumers, as well as small and large businesses, government, and education--notebook shipments exceeded 55 percent in the third quarter, making it the first time "in the history of the industry" that desktop sales didn't dominate as the PC of choice. Home users have been "ahead of the curve compared to the...

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