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[News] Microsoft Tries to Steal Ubuntu's Thunder with Vapourware (Vista 8) and Crappy Results (-32%)

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Tries to Steal Ubuntu's Thunder with Vapourware (Vista 8) and Crappy Results (-32%)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:31:12 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft snatches publicity crown from Ubuntu Linux

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| However, Microsoft has indicated to its press corps, Microsoft Completely 
| Enderlependent Analysts, to ixnay on the evensay and highlight the job 
| openings for work on Windows 8, firmly penciled in for a 2012 release. 
| Windows 8 will be optimised for low-end 32-core systems with a mere 16 
| gigabytes of memory — 28 cores for the interface, 3 cores for the DRM and one 
| core for everything else. “Seven is just so this year. I hear they’ll get 
| $DATABASE_FILESYSTEM done next release for sure!” said ZDNet marketing 
| marketer Mary-Jo Enderle. “It’ll be awesome™!”       


A Day to Remember: 23 April, 2009

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| And there's another reason why yesterday was significant: Microsoft announced 
| what are probably its worst quarter results ever: 
| Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.65 billion for the third 
| quarter ended March 31, 2009, a 6% decline from the same period of the prior 
| year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the 
| quarter were $4.44 billion, $2.98 billion and $0.33 per share, which 
| represented an increase of 3% and declines of 32% and 30%, respectively, when 
| compared with the prior year period.     
| Now, the global financial crisis certainly contributed to those figures, but 
| I think there's a bigger underlying trend here, which is that the Microsoft 
| money machine is faltering.  



Microsoft slashes rates for temp workers, blaming bad economy

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| Microsoft, citing the "realities of a deteriorating economy," will reduce by
| 10 percent the amount it pays employment agencies for many of its temporary
| workers -- and cut by 15 percent the target billing rate for future temporary
| work.


Microsoft reaffirms grim outlook for year

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| Shares of Microsoft sank 58 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $16.63 in midday
| trading amid a broader market sell-off.

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