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Ballmer Talks Windows 7, Netbooks, Pricing and His Bad Quarter

At Redmond's latest financial analyst meeting, Ballmer took to the stage -- Ballmer does take to the stage like a duck to water -- and drilled into the key issues facing Microsoft today.

As usual, the candid and expressive Ballmer had a few surprises, including this whopper: He himself has been personally managing the Windows business for the past year or so. I'm not sure how Steve Sinofsky, who is responsible for that group, feels about that comment.

Ballmer is bullish about his new baby, Windows 7, of which some 8 million copies have been downloaded -- including the copy running just fine on my machine. Ballmer, usually cautious about projections, is clearly bullish on 7. Just as I've argued, despite a couple of down quarters, Microsoft had a heckuva year, with profits most companies (except Exxon) could only dream of.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/31/2009 at 1:16 PM


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