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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Lego is the largest rubber tire Manufacturer too... doesn't mean they're useful tires.

Agreed, and similarly, few people would recognize that Nokia sells more portable media players and digital cameras than any other company in the world. Easy to accomplish when the functionality is tied into the dominant global phone brand. Doesn't mean they excel at it.

Being as Microsoft REFUSES TO SELL Windows XP any more, and they force OEMS to pay for thousands of copies up front, it's not really a big deal as they think it is.

In fairness, MS is pretty restricted in what they can do with their Tier-1 OEM pricing (result of the antitrust suit). Any upfront purchasing as part of a contractual commitment is generally deferred revenue, it's not recognized for reporting purposes until the systems are actually shipped to end users. Regulatory bodies don't like public companies reporting revenue on products and services that haven't actually reached the ultimate customer.

Apple Leopard and Snow Leopard are more interesting because of the market penetration they had... well over 60% of existing customers upgraded in just a few months.... that's much more interesting.

Sure, but Snow Leopard was a $29 upgrade vs $149 for previous versions, I think that may have helped...

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