1 billion PCs in use, 2 billion by 2014

splash-index-computersAccording to research done by the Gartner research firm, the number of “installed PCs worldwide has surpassed 1 billion units.” Gartner also estimates that the number of PCs installed is growing at about 12-percent annually. Sounds crazy right? I do wonder though, how many of those PC’s are contributing to botnets, and living their daily lives as zombies? Gartner does also suggest that 180 million of those PCs will get replaced this year, think of all that toxic waste! Sorry Mother Earth!

[Via Engadget, link to Gartner research]

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