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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Stagnation
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 29th Jan 2010 23:46 UTC
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It is interesting that Microsoft's overall balance sheet has not been that flash in recent years and they've resorted to ditching staff. They've been making fantastic profits but also sold off investments to prop up their share price. It is interesting their share price has not been moving much - which means sharper financial minds than ours decided to invest elsewhere.

Microsoft is not going away, just as IBM is huge and isn't either. It's just that there will not be another "Golden Age" for MS as there was in the 90's when they were growing and were dominating the developer thought-space. Being a Windows-only user in this day and age (of Google's web, and Apple's devices) seems slightly quaint.

Edit: Apologies for the flood of posts. I never have to waste time virus scanning, defragging or re-installing from scratch to maintain stability or performance. So I'm a bit bored with my other reliable virus-free desktops. Perhaps I should go and use my Windows desktops a bit more to liven things up.

Edited 2010-01-29 23:49 UTC

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