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____/ Matt on Saturday 24 Oct 2009 06:41 : \____
> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>>> ____/ nessuno on Friday 23 Oct 2009 19:16 : \____
>>> Watch Windows. $4.28bn last year, now just $2.62bn.
>> Those numbers are quite surprising. That's what Matt might call a pretty
>> large derivative.
> Their Windows-division operating income the past quarter is less than
> half what it was a year ago.
>> Luckily for the trolls, that drop doesn't mean that the old Windows boxes
>> magically disappear.
> It doesn't mean that a lot fewer people are using Windows on new
> I expect it's mostly that piracy, the threat of piracy,
"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's
piracy than when there's not."]
> and the threat
> of Linux are driving down the amount MS gets per copy of Windows.
> Also some people are still holding off buying until the Windows 7
> problems are resolved. I wouldn't expect things to be quite as bad in
> the fourth quarter, although not much better either.
~~ Best of wishes
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