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Microsoft's Financial Future

The economic downturn wreaked havoc on banks, auto makers and millions of mom-and-pop operations. But Microsoft has come through relatively unscathed. Sure, its profits are down, but it still has plenty of them.

But that's not enough for Redmond. Microsoft wants to go back to the days of rising cash. Its plan? Continue to push search, get netbook customers to buy higher-end versions of Window 7, and successfully move to a subscription-based software model. Sounds like a plan to me.

Would you put a high-end version of Windows 7 on a tiny netbook, and what do you think of subscription licensing for software services? Answers can be sent to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/11/2009 at 1:17 PM


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