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Microsoft posts record profits

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After year s of pouring money into Windows Vista and Office 2007, the work has finally paid off with Microsoft reporting record profits for the quarter ending 31st March 2007. Microsoft’s closest rival, Apple Inc, yesterday reported that it managed a turnover of $5.26 billion and profits of $770 million from software and hardware sales, but Microsoft has maintained its dominance with revenue of $14.40 billion and a net income of $6.59 billion. Much of this has been thanks to strong sales of the company’s newly released OS, with Kevin Turner (Microsoft’s chief operating officer) commenting “This quarter marked the consumer launches of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and we are delighted with the positive customer response these products have received. We continue to deliver on our compelling product cycle and build upon strong field sales and marketing execution in order to drive revenue and profit growth for the company.” Read on for the full press release.

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good news :D
 

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positive customer response? welll if thats not a lie i dont know what is..lol.. of course they wont say "oh sorry we sold u all junk and made you deal with it" typical..
 

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wheres jesus now?
 

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Now Bill Gates has jumped up a few billion more. He may now be worth 60 billion dollars.
 
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Somewhere, Bill Gates is considering two things. The first thing is how many children he can feed by donating most of this spare cash to his charity. The second thing is whether or not he wants all wheel drive on that new Cadillac Escalade.... :p.
 

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Somewhere, Bill Gates is considering two things. The first thing is how many children he can feed by donating most of this spare cash to his charity. The second thing is whether or not he wants all wheel drive on that new Cadillac Escalade.... :p.
Cadilac? Bill isn't P. Diddy. He deciding which space shuttle he wants!
 

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Well, that just proves to me that they are charging to much for Vista... and that they could still make plenty of money after dropping the price a bit. ;)
 

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Well, that just proves to me that they are charging to much for Vista... and that they could still make plenty of money after dropping the price a bit. ;)
Big mistake from M$, This gives Linux a chance to proppel forward. Linux is better then vista ( since vista is just best things taken from Apple and Linux) but linux doesnt have money to advertise or be in shops very much. it needs to have some advertisment! Linux rocks
 
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Vista costs just as much as XP did you whiners.

Jesus, I dont think there can be an article with "Microsoft" in the title without a few comments predicting the end of Microsoft/The rise of *nix.

Guess what, It's 2007 and Microsoft is posting record profits. Get used to it, been going on since forever now.
 
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Vista costs just as much as XP did you whiners.

Guess what, It's 2007 and Microsoft is posting record profits. Get used to it, been going on since forever now.
Agreed :).

And to everyone saying "ohhh big mistake MS, *nix just needs adverts", do this. Install Ubuntu, and make it as usable/upgradeable as the average Windows XP computer. I don't care how pretty Beryl is, if I can't play Half Life 2 with AIM in the background natively, there isn't much point, is there?
 

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nah its just not nice that Windows steals everything from other OS and sells it. and Vista is more expensive then XP. XP pro costs 100 pounds here, and the cheapest Vista starts at that price.