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Is Windows losing its grip

Posted on the April 30th, 2008

An article last week in InformationWeek online highlights some gloomy numbers for recent sales of Microsoft’s Windows operating system (“Microsoft Windows Sales Plunge 24% Amid Rising Competition” by Paul McDougall, April 25, 2008):

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) on Thursday revealed that sales of licenses for its desktop Windows operating systems fell 24% in the company’s fiscal third quarter, a sign that the Redmond’s stranglehold on the PC market is weakening as new competitors emerge.

Microsoft posted revenue from all desktop versions of Windows of $4 billion for the three months ended March 31, compared with Windows sales of $5.3 billion during the same period a year earlier.

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