Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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RE: A sad day for the world
by Tuishimi on Fri 29th Jan 2010 18:04 UTC in reply to "A sad day for the world"
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Why disappointed? Do you really think people are going to drop a familiar face and apps they have been using for years in favor of an open source (or another closed source) operating system and environment? If there is no need to change, why do you think they would?

I've used (and actually still use) linux, OS X and Windows. (I've used lots of other OS's as well - BeOS, OS/2, BSDs, VMS, Ultrix, some crazy IBM OS, Mac OS 6-9, etc. - and when I say use, I mean more than downloading a live image and trying it out for an hour or two).

They are all decent, all do what they are supposed to do. And when you become familiar (often for development purposes you need to work one platform for an extended period of time) with one OS and its apps and utilities it can be difficult to break from them.

Anyway... you must be disappointed by a lot of things all of the time if you are disappointed in strangers choices in operating systems.

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