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Microsoft has best quarter ever thanks to Windows 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jul 2010 23:19 User comments (3)

Microsoft has best quarter ever thanks to Windows 7 Microsoft reported their latest quarterly earnings today and the company had its best quarter ever, thanks mainly to incredibly strong sales of the Windows 7 operating system.
The software giant says they have sold about 175 million licenses of Window 7, making it easily the fastest selling operating system in the company's history.

Furthermore, consumers and especially corporations have increased their purchases of Microsoft software.

Microsoft posted revenue of $16.04 billion, on 22 percent growth. Earlier this week, rival Apple posted their best quarter ever as well, seeing revenue of $15.7 billion.

The company had net profit of $4.52 billion, a 33 percent jump year-on-year.

Sales of Windows rose to $4.55 billion from $3.17 billion and sales of Office and other software rose to $5.25 billion from $4.57 billion.

The company's Entertainment and Devices group, which includes the Xbox 360 and Zune players, lost $172 million, closing in on profitability.

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3 user comments

123.7.2010 20:46

Let see, business model:

Own most the OS market. Check
Put out a really crappy OS: Vista. Check
Put out a better OS a couple years later: Windows 7. Check

Ya, i wonder why people would want to switch...

22.8.2010 14:22

That is because it is stable enough for corporations to buy it. I don't know of any big corporation that upgraded to Vista. They all stayed with XP. Now they will skip Vista and go right to 7.

Funny, M$ isn't whining about pirates stealing their OS. You would think pirates would want to seal a stable OS not a junk OS.

32.8.2010 17:40

I still have Vista on one of my laptops and don't see anything wrong with it. If you say something is GREAT long enough people will start to believe you. Remember the experiment Microsoft did showing people this "cool new operating system" and they were in awe of it? It was Vista! To this day Vista still runs great with no problems. It got a bad rap!

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