The decline of the PC, measured in DRAM

Kathleen Atkins

An article link posted in the General Windows forum last week provoked discussion among Lounge members concerning the uses to which we put devices.

Blogger Arik Hesseldahl noted in an All Things D post that in the second quarter of 2012, PCs consumed only 49 percent of all DRAM memory chips produced. He took this as signifying the beginning of the end of the PC era. Lounge members debated that point, as you can read in this thread.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Keeping external hard drive plugged in
Word Processing Difficulty with paging option in Word 2010
Spreadsheets Get average of percentages
Databases Can I group queries?
Visual Basic for Apps UserForm for mail merge (Excel): Single record, multiple documents
Microsoft Outlook COM add-ins not working: Library not registered
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live Mail problems
Other MS Apps SkyDrive and recycle bin
General Windows PC era is over
Windows 8 Painless way to upgrade from Win7 to Win8?
Windows 7 Acer built-in webcam missing
  Lost Bing Search from desktop address bar
  Help! Lost part of disk drive
Windows Vista Partitions question
Windows XP Can I use XP forever, if careful?
Windows Servers Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 Standard from SBS 2011
Internet Explorer Trouble installing Adobe Flash Player
Third-Party Browsers Firefox and Babylon
Application Servers EDB file corrupted in Exchange Server 2007
Networking Changing network name (SSID)
Social Media Impossible to get answer from Facebook
Software Development
Web Design & Development CSS not displaying properly in Firefox or Chrome
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Tell Postfix to use mx records instead of delivering locally?
Security & Scams Virus disabled or removed Windows Update and other services
Maintenance Question on results of drive-health scans
Hardware When is USB 3.0 cable not a USB 3.0 cable?
Graphics/Multimedia How to create ISO from DVD
Other Applications Adobe Reader doesn’t open from e-mail

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.