October 6, 2001

Windows XP fails to lift PC sales as expected

Author: JT Smith

National Post: "Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP software has yet to provide an expected boost to
personal-computer sales, and demand may continue to lag for several months in light of last month's
terrorist attacks in the United States, investors and executives said yesterday.

"It certainly hasn't had a huge pop in PC sales," Carly Fiorina, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co.,
said this week. "Before Sept. 11, we had been talking about a more subdued back-to-school season and
I think that's clearly the case now.""

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