Saturday, October 25, 2008

Microsoft’s Vista Problem, by the Numbers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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The netbook challenge to Microsoft is two-fold. First, if they run Windows, the machines run a slimmed-down version of Windows XP. Charles Di Bona of Sanford Bernstein estimates that Microsoft pockets $30 to $35 on a netbook. By contrast, he figures that the operating system license fee on a standard consumer PC, running Vista, is about $70. The second netbook issue for Microsoft is that many of those machines run the Linux operating system. (Mr. Di Bona’s Bernstein colleague, A.M. Sacconaghi, estimates netbooks accounted for that 4.5 to 5 percent of the 10 to 12 percent unit growth of PC sales in the September quarter.)

Microsoft’s Vista Problem, by the Numbers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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