Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 22:43 UTC
Microsoft With holiday PC sales apparently unscathed by the lack of Windows Vista, Microsoft reported quarterly earnings Thursday that topped expectations and its own forecast. The software giant said it earned USD 2.63 billion, or 26 cents per share, on revenue of USD 12.54 billion, for the three months ended December 31. That compares with earnings of USD 3.65 billion, or 34 cents per share, on revenue of USD 11.83 billion for the same quarter a year ago.
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RE[2]: Not surprised...
by japh on Fri 26th Jan 2007 08:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprised..."
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"don't attack Microsoft for doing something that every other company does - Coca Cola pay for prime place in the shelf; should they be punished for just conducting business as anyone else does?"

Well, there has been a lawsuit or two that indicates it's not just "business as anyone else".

I don't know what they did to get to become that dominant, but they have been making sure that OEM's had very little choice but to sign those contracts that stopped them from selling any competing OS.
Read up on how Be Inc couldn't even GIVE away their OS because of those contracts.

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