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  1. #171


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Maybe Google is ahead of the curve afterall with its Chromebook and everything available from the cloud.
    Google is also giving M$ some pain on Office also.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2...-apps/2052069/

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  3. #173


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Do we know why they had this dip in 2009.
    Their fiscal year ends in June so maybe everyone was waiting on Windows 7 release in Oct.

    Jim
    That's what I thought too. And since the OS accounts for about 50% of their revenue (the rest is mostely Office), that makes sense.
    I think you're all cutting MS a little short. Microsoft is no small company. It's very diversified.

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/compa.../business.aspx

    We run our business in much the same way, and believe our eight business divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. They are:

    - Online Services Division: Microsoft’s search, portal, advertising and personal communications services, including online information offerings such as Bing and the MSN portals and channels.

    - Server and Tools Business: Microsoft infrastructure software, developer tools and cloud platform, including products such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and the Windows Azure Platform.

    -Microsoft Business Solutions: A portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics products and services, as well as Microsoft Health Solutions.

    - Microsoft Office Division: Productivity products and services, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Project, Visio, and Microsoft’s speech technology investments.

    - Interactive Entertainment Business: Key entertainment experiences that span gaming, music and video across multiple screens, including Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox Music and Video, and Mediaroom, as well as PC and mobile interactive entertainment.

    - Windows Phone Division: Microsoft software and services for Windows Phones worldwide.

    - Windows Division: All Windows businesses, including Windows, Windows Live and Internet Explorer.

    Skype: A division of Microsoft, transforming communications for computers, mobile devices and the connected living room.
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  4. #174


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    Perhaps you shouldn't be allowed to sell your car.

    Probably has some software, lots of patented components, designers put work in, etc.

    Much better if you have to buy a new one every time and throw the old away.

    Second hand book and music stores should be banned , it would be impossible to get hold of this for example:

    Search - Peter Harrington Rare Books

    and so on ...........
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    The Chromebook did not get much traction yet either. I think it would suffice for at least 50% of the current PC users, but it has not yet gained a popularity contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    You lost me at Linux.
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  8. #178


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Maybe Google is ahead of the curve afterall with its Chromebook and everything available from the cloud.
    Google is also giving M$ some pain on Office also.

    Google, Microsoft turn up office heat
    I know... only having 97% of the market must hurt :>.
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  9. #179


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Maybe Google is ahead of the curve afterall with its Chromebook and everything available from the cloud.
    Google is also giving M$ some pain on Office also.

    Google, Microsoft turn up office heat
    . . .please stop. . .
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    Google might increase that - bit by bit.

    MS will be concerned at this point.
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