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Microsoft Still Has a Vista Problem

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Microsoft's earnings were surprisingly solid—another reassurance the world isn't quite melting to the core—with a revenue of $15.1 billion (beating Wall Street's expecations) and profits of $4.37 billion. Notably, however, it's still not selling enough Windows Vista. Sure, more people might be PCs lately, but they're other, less profitable versions. Microsoft makes about $70 per Vista PC, but less than half of that on a netbook Windows license, which now makes up more of the Windows mix than ever. So the Windows division actually saw a 4 percent drop in operating income for the quarter. And it's likely not going to get better with Windows 7 looming so conspicously on the horizon. [Bits]

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I work in a computer repair shop.

NO ONE comes in with Vista. Maybe, someone every two weeks on their OS.

I don't think it's the lack of problems, it's just not an OS of choice.