Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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The sales parallel each other?
by runjorel on Sat 13th Feb 2010 06:41 UTC
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Isn't it kind of funny that all of the sales parallel each other? Looking at this chart one could interpret that it's almost a sure bet that if someone buys a copy of Windows (on a PC or retail/oem) or Server, they are going to buy a copy of Office with it.

Then again the average user doesn't realize that there are alternatives to anything but Windows, Office, and Windows server. It still amazes me that in a tech world where everything is constantly changing, more than a decade later, MS is still able to rely on Windows and Office sales OR making people believe that Windows and Office are the only way to conduct 'real' business on a PC.

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