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    As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    http://www.businessinsider.com/windo...y-sales-2009-3

    Windows sales are up 22% for February, while Apple sales went down 16.7%

    Whether you like Microsoft or not, they are still very much alive in the PC market, and won't be going away for quite while.

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Hello. I'm a PC, and I've been made into a stereotype.
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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Microsoft sells an $100-$300 OS.
    Apple Sells $999-$3000 Computers.
    Those figures are flawed, they do not compare the same things.

    Not to mention that MS does not sell the OS to end users, there sold in bulk to computer dealers and resellers, so the amount of sales from MS does not mean that many actual people bought a copy of Windows.
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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    That rise couldn't possibly be due to vista sales, could it? Who would buy Vista when Windows 7 is rumored to come out by the end of this year?

    Could it be office sales?

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Not really sure what, if indeed anything, to put that down to. I really tend not to believe it, though.

    Remember: Ballmer would want those sales numbers to appear up just so he can keep touting that "See, Microsoft is still where it's at, yeah, baby!" I'm not saying he doesn't care that they make more money, but I don't think that's really what's on his mind.

    Ballmer is surely seeing the same data we all are, and it's got to worry him. A lot. So, any news that shows his company is alive and well and relevant (or, more to the point, that his competition is not as relevant) would make him happy. Oh, and of course you folks never heard me say that Steve would ever conspire with anyone to push the numbers up...
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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocxic View Post
    Microsoft sells an $100-$300 OS.
    Apple Sells $999-$3000 Computers.
    Those figures are flawed, they do not compare the same things.
    From the article:
    # Windows sales in Feb are up 22% y/y, with revenue up 1.4%. (In this economy, that impresses us)
    # Apple (AAPL) Mac sales are down 16.7% y/y, with revenue down 23.3%
    Which jives completely with what you've said. Microsoft's margins are obviously pretty slim, and they've probably just about slit their own throats to push those sales numbers up. But if they're doing it at huge cost to Apple and still making a profit, then they're laughing.

    Mac sales are only part of what Apple is about though. They'll still be minting it from all those iPods, not to mention the unstoppable juggernaut that is iTunes.

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by Onoskelis View Post
    http://www.businessinsider.com/windo...y-sales-2009-3

    Windows sales are up 22% for February, while Apple sales went down 16.7%

    Whether you like Microsoft or not, they are still very much alive in the PC market, and won't be going away for quite while.
    And this is interesting why?

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Microsoft has spoken with forked tongues in the past. I see no reason to believe otherwise this time.

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Quote Originally Posted by billgoldberg View Post
    And this is interesting why?
    could ask the same question after any other post

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    Re: As the economy slows down, Windows contiues to dominate Apple

    Microsoft doesn't sell computers. Apple does. If you want to compare the companies on the same playing field, compare iPods to Zunes.

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