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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I refer to Windows XP being lacklustre not due to it's market share, but more to it's predecessor, Windows 2000. Windows XP didn't offer much over Windows 2000 apart from a light dusting over the UI.

Windows XP only grabbed 90% market share as it was the only windows offering available.

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smashIt Member since:

you are seeing xp from the workstation-side where it didn't improve much since 2k
the picture is completele different on the consumer-side where it replaced dos and all it's bastard-children up to ME

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Exactly. Win2000 was okay for desktops as long as you didn't play games or use exotic hardware. When XP came along as a consumer Desktop OS, it was okay for desktops as long as you didn't play games or use exotic hardware. But, manufacturers didn't have a choice with it being the only Windows OS so they made their stuff work with XP.

Its not that XP wasn't great when migrating from win98, but win2000 was also great when migrating from win98.

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