Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Feb 2007 21:30 UTC, submitted by Sphinx
Windows Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said Thursday that Wall Street's current expectations for revenue from its newest operating system may be too 'optimistic'. "I'm really excited about how enthusiastic people are about Vista, but I think some of the revenue forecasts for Vista in 2008 are overly aggressive," Ballmer said in a meeting for financial analysts. "[Vista] is primarily a chance to sustain what [Windows] revenue we have - not every release is a revenue growing opportunity." On a related note, boxed sales of Vista trail those of XP in the first few weeks after launch.
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RE[2]: of course it is a flop
by llanitedave on Sat 17th Feb 2007 03:34 UTC in reply to "RE: of course it is a flop"
llanitedave
Member since:
2005-07-24

"Here in Russia Vista Ultimate OEM costs ~$220, and Vista Business OEM is $160. Not bad for a fast, stable and consistent OS."

You can get a fast, stable, and consistent OS anywhere in the world for free.

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RE[3]: of course it is a flop
by butters on Sat 17th Feb 2007 04:35 in reply to "RE[2]: of course it is a flop"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

You can get a fast, stable, and consistent OS anywhere in the world for free.

You mean by pirating Vista?

EDIT: ...ohhh, you meant Linux ;-)

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Consistent at what? I can make you a consistent OS if you give me a week. I can't say it'll be consistently good, though ;) .

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