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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In other words...
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 29th Jan 2010 17:34 UTC
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

...put out an operating that doesn't suck (as bad) and people will be more willing to buy it. Shocking!

This is good though, because Win7 is decent. On the other hand, they got what they deserved with Vista.

Now, if only they would lower the price and quite forcing someone to pay $300 bucks for something every OS should support... more than 16 gigs of memory. I'd like to get a copy myself but I just don't have a few hundred bucks to throw over toward Microsoft (as if they haven't got enough of my f***ing money to begin with).

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RE: In other words...
by smashIt on Fri 29th Jan 2010 18:51 in reply to "In other words..."
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2005-07-06

Now, if only they would lower the price and quite forcing someone to pay $300 bucks for something every OS should support... more than 16 gigs of memory.


win 7 prof 64bit supports 192gb of ram and costs only 110€ here in austria

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RE[2]: In other words...
by Bobthearch on Fri 29th Jan 2010 19:34 in reply to "RE: In other words..."
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2006-01-27

Windows 7 is $105 in the United States. That's for either the 32- or 64-bit Home Premium OEM versions.

No, it's not a lot of money. But it still ends up being the most expensive component on many computer builds. There's no reason in the world why the most mass-produced piece of software on the entire planet should cost more than a processor or motherboard.

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RE: In other words...
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 30th Jan 2010 01:29 in reply to "In other words..."
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2005-11-09

if you had access to a .edu e-mail account, you could have gotten it for 30 bucks since sept. IT ended in january though.

my school uses google apps so I was able to get more than one license by using the uname+[insertSomething]@domain.edu

it worked out really well....

If you are a professional, get a freaking technet subscription... 10 copies of Windows (every version) for your unlimited "evaluation"... it is 250 a year when it is on sale and 350 when it isn't.

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