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- The total personal computer shipments for the Europe, Middle East and Africa in the third quarter this year dropped by 9.3 per cent, hit by the global financial crisis, said a top executive of Acer Computer, the world's second largest PC maker. Krishna Murthy, Managing Director, Acer Computer for Middle East and Africa, said the PC shipments for Emea in third quarter totalled 25.2 million compared to 27.8 million units sold in the same quarter last year. The industry recorded 8.5 million sales in desktop computer and 16.7 million notebooks - which include 3.9 million netbooks. He said the decline in sales had resulted in nearly 20 to 30 per cent drop in revenues for PC makers in the Middle East and Africa region.

- During a press conference, Microsoft announced the launch of its new operating systems for laptops and PCs in Tunisia:"Windows 7", "Windows Server 2008 R2" and "Exchange Server 2010".