Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Fortune.com: All You Need Is Love, $50 Billion, and Killer Software Code-Named Longhorn "Sure, Microsoft is still a powerhouse, on track to generate revenues of more than $28 billion and profits of nearly $9 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30. It now employs more than 50,000 people, supports a portfolio of 227 products and services, and has subsidiaries in 74 countries. And with its lock on the desktop and its $39 billion in cash, it will dominate the world of software for years to come. But if the products beginning to take shape in Bill's labs aren't world-changing, Microsoft may never be a growth stock again." ... As Buffett puts it, "Even though Steve is really running it all, Bill knows what's going on everyplace. No sparrow falls, or even thinks about falling, at Microsoft without him knowing about it."