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The truth behind Vista's sales figures
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 07 December 2007 23:25

Jason Hiner

When Microsoft released its earnings report to Wall Street on 25 October, it surprised investors and the technology industry by reporting its best rate of revenue growth (27 percent) for a quarter since 1999. Microsoft credited its revenue growth to strong demand for Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, and Halo 3.

Wait.  Windows Vista?!? 

Read the full story at ZDNet UK:

No-one was surprised to hear that Office 2007 and Halo 3 were part of the picture. Office 2007 is a strong upgrade that closely integrates with other Microsoft communications and collaboration products, and it features the biggest overhaul of the user interface in almost two decades. As for Halo 3, sales of the latest edition of the Xbox 360 game broke $300m (£144m) in its first week.

However, the fact that Microsoft mentioned Vista as part of the revenue boost caused a lot of people to do a double take. The newest Windows operating system has been received coolly by consumers and with icy indifference by most businesses.


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