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Windows 7 Bucks Up Against Recession

When it comes to financial projects, Microsoft is more cautious than Neville Chamberlain in 1938. For years, Gates and Ballmer would warn analysts about the next quarter, then promptly blow projections away. The same approach is being taken with Windows 7.

Recently, a Microsoft official warned that sales may be depressed by our current, uh, depression. One factor is that many enterprise budgets are locked down for the year. That means many shops can't move to 7 even if they wanted to. Microsoft is less down on the consumer market, for which 7 should be done in time for the holidays.

There may be a demand hiccup this year for 7, but next year, watch out!

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/12/2009 at 1:16 PM


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