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Old January 20, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Default Microsoft Posts Record Revenue but Windows Continues to Decline

Despite quickly declining Windows sales, Microsoft’s latest earnings report show the company has posted record revenue.

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Old January 20, 2012, 10:35 AM
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I hope declining sales of desktop Windows based devices prompts Microsoft to consider changes in pricing.
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Old January 20, 2012, 10:55 AM
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^ that would solve nothing but create negative speculation in their stock
And the obvs one, decreased revenue which would facilitate the statement above
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Old January 20, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I disagree. It's not hard to imagine a sub-$100 desktop PC serving the needs of many home and business users very well. I think the cost of Windows has been a big barrier to this happening. I think the mainstream market is missing an entire form-factor because the price of Windows is disproportionate to the hardware.

In addition to that, I believe a great number of people who currently pirate Windows would be willing to purchase it at a lower price.
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Old January 20, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I disagree. It's not hard to imagine a sub-$100 desktop PC serving the needs of many home and business users very well. I think the cost of Windows has been a big barrier to this happening. I think the mainstream market is missing an entire form-factor because the price of Windows is disproportionate to the hardware.

In addition to that, I believe a great number of people who currently pirate Windows would be willing to purchase it at a lower price.

100% agreement there.
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