Some interesting data points
Microsoft’s weak [Software + Services] reception, against the backdrop of a steep decline in the overall market, came despite the company’s statement that it has sold 60 million copies of its Windows Vista operating systems. Microsoft said that this was the strongest initial sales performance of any of its operating systems. “We eclipsed the entire installed base of Apple in the first five weeks that this product shipped,” said Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer.
The company expects a billion Windows-based computers — including those running pirated copies — within the next 12 months. At that point, personal computers will outnumber automobiles worldwide.
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