By now, you've probably heard the dire news that PC shipments declined nearly 14% in the first quarter on a year-over-year basis. IDC believes a major culprit to blame is Microsoft Windows 8 and its lackluster reception with consumers. However, there's more to the story than one company singlehandedly killing the PC. In the video below, Fool contributor Steve Heller and analyst Rex Moore discuss what other factors contributed to the PC's waning popularity with consumers and what PC makers should do about it.

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