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Microsoft’s Profits Drop

Microsoft’s Profits Drop

Added: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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The experts believe that the main reason is that Microsoft is going to release a new version of Office and so punters aren’t interested in buying. According to the recent financial report, Windows 8 was revealed to have had a solid but unspectacular start. Although for some it would be tempting to write Microsoft off as a kind of the 1990s when it could release a new version of Windows and start coining it in, the reality appears a bit more complex.

In fact, the world has been in a long running recession and when Microsoft’s biggest customers in the corporate sector looked at Windows 8’s spec, they just saw nothing that could add value to what they already had. First of all, companies don’t like people putting their greasy paws on computer screens, and secondly, they generally want to defer increasing their hardware bill until the economy picks up.

Talking figures, Microsoft’s profit fell to $6.4 billion in the fiscal second quarter from $6.6 billion previous year. Overall sales increased 3% to $21.5 billion, which corresponded with Wall Street’s expectations. In the meantime, the main factor weighing on Microsoft was a 10% hit in Office sales, which considered the loss of deferred revenue relating to discounted upgrades to the new version of the software.

The industry experts admit that this was just a pause before a product launch, which is absolutely normal. Windows sales gained 24% to $5.9 billion, slightly ahead of the experts’ average expectations, which had been lowered within the last months.

The software giant announced that it has sold over 60 million Windows 8 licenses since its launch three months ago. This figure is in line with Windows 7 sales 3 years ago, so taking into account the state of the economy it isn’t that bad.

February 6th,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Comments (29) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-02-06 16:16:23)
No avatarMS own stupidity led to this. almost EVERY one told them that win 8 sucked but did they care? NOPE.

posted by (2013-02-06 16:57:25)
Tabassum avatarGo ahead and blame the OEMs, but despite the record revenues, I think Microsoft continues to struggle through the desktop-web transition, burdened both by legacy technology and a late arrival to the party. The schizophrenic nature of Windows 8 (tablet home screen, but keep the desktop for other stuff) is representative of this fact.

posted by (2013-02-06 18:13:00)
nobs68 avatarThey still managed to add 5 billion to there value and still made a profit, so who gives a .............

posted by (2013-02-06 21:22:51)
Skaterz4life avatarRecently at a Microcenter electronics store I was returning some defective dvds, and there were about 10 people in the line and 7 of them were returning windows8
software or something windows 8 related. nothing but complaints about 8, Give me the trusty xp anyday & 7..

posted by ET junkiemen (2013-02-06 22:33:58)
xxxskfxxx avatarxp rules

posted by (2013-02-07 02:03:57)
mini_super_nova avatarWindows 8 sucks, period. No discussion needed, it is a simple fact. If you have heard of the dilemma of "change for the sake of change", you know the reasons behind this and other blunders of products out there, such as Google's attempt to revamp the images search function, what a waste that has become, it used to be so good and easy to use and now you have all this bs! What companies do not understand is that if you have found something that people really like, use and enjoy, STICK WITH IT, don't fix something that ain't broken!!! Seriously, I'd go on an employment contract termination spree all across these firms to get rid of these useless knobs making decisions, assuming they "know" what customers want. Of course they still make billions of money, because do people in the shop ask you when you buy a new laptop or PC: "So what software would you like to have installed with this today Sir?" No they don't, do they.. Useless, simply useless what is happening in the IT world these days...

posted by (2013-02-07 02:56:05)
nizmo avatari used windows 8 didn't find any benefits and went back to windows 7 after 2 months of use i can work faster with win7 then win8 stupid metro style

posted by (2013-02-07 11:03:39)
Kharo avatarSteve Ballmer wanted to copy Apple's cashcow "App store" so he told his staff to do Win8 as it is nomatter how many users complain. I simply asume the salenumbers are manipulated with special deals like OEM-Masslicences for most parts cause it makes no sense to asume people buy Win8 as likely as Win7 and much lesser sense than non even to asume anyone would kick his well running Win7 for that new shiny-tiles-crap Bondage-OS.

posted by (2013-02-07 17:31:09)
No avatarwindows 8 has got major issues, i purchased it after my computer passed all the tests for upgrade and it failed to install due to my motherboard was incompatible with the software so ended up returning it and getting windows 7 and from reading forums this is a regular thing. microsoft have seriously lost focus in what the customer wants and needs

posted by (2013-02-07 18:30:11)
SeverineHalo avatarThis is what happens when you have a monopoly. You feel your rules are law despite the outcome...because you're still going to be on top either way. Both microsoft and apple suffer from this.

posted by men (2013-02-07 23:29:49)
ToeringsNthongz avatarWhy fix something that isn't broke?

posted by (2013-02-08 01:32:54)
No avatarI for one think Microsoft is doing the right thing, moving forward. I am all for the advancement in technology. XP is obsolete. It was a stable and effective OS in its time, but that time has passed. Technology has moved on, and so should the people who use it. Microsoft saw where the consumer market was going and came up with Windows 8. A genius system in my opinion, but not without its bugs and drawbacks (such is the case with all brand new systems). In my opinion, Microsoft had no choice but to release Windows 8 ahead of schedule to stay in the OS race. It saw touch and 1-click convenience was what the people wanted so it delivered, LATE, but it delivered. The system is buggy, no doubt, so wait for service pack one! Do yourself a favor as well, don't be like the average Joe idiot and go with a non-touch screen build. The OS is built for a touch screen with the OPTION of having a standard desktop mode, NOT the other way around. Another point, Do NOT use this as a business solution!!! This OS was built to replace the average consumers needs not a business! If you have a business, Use Windows 7 Professional! Windows 7 is the most solid, reliable, versatile, and stable OS Microsoft has ever created IF you are intelligent enough to use it to its full potential. XP is garbage compared to Windows 7 in almost every aspect. The reason why old programs sometimes don't work with it is because they are just that, OLD! Get with the times! Windows 8 is the wave of the future, people just have to come at it with an open mind, and be patient so Microsoft can do its job and work out its kind to bring you an amazing product like it always has. Many of you may deny that, but I question your intellect. How else would they still be around and have the largest user base on the planet. They have to be doing something right. Get with the times people. Either embrace technology or let it leave you behind ,but do some research and gain the knowledge to properly use the technology before you knock it. I aim this at all the average Joe idiots out there and all the bias techies who refuse to move forward.

posted by (2013-02-08 01:49:27)
No avatarI for one love the touch screen features and swipe gestures windows 8 provides. The fact that I can use the metro interface for all my touch needs, then if I want, dock my tablet and change to Windows 8 Classic Desktop to utilize it like a desktop with a physical keyboard and mouse is amazing. To me that makes it a cut above iOS and android in my opinion. It gives you the freedom and convenience of a one-click on-the-go computing solution with the optional convenience of a standard desktop if you choose to dock your device. Genius, Microsoft, genius! People are to set in their ways to see the potential in this system; They shun it because it is different from what they are used to. Do yourself a favor and open your minds and give this OS a chance.

posted by (2013-02-08 14:55:39)
00stArk00 avatarGreat points dspot447..

@cggc - ...what?

posted by (2013-02-08 16:09:08)
singh_brijesh avatarI find that windows 8 much faster than windows 7 and previous version of Windows.
I am enjoying its new features.

posted by (2013-02-09 02:00:16)
ao1jmm avatarWindows 8 is awesome......

It's the metro UI that blows!

posted by (2013-02-09 06:39:22)
Rockman avatar13) dspott477 - " Microsoft had no choice but to release Windows 8 ahead of schedule to stay in the OS race. "

A little confused here; what Does MS have to fear; why did they think they have to speed up big time the release of win 8 before they got it right ? Modzilla and chrome and opera and firefox can t touch win 7 and i've used them all and never seen a difference; maybe if i used a stopwatch i might spot a difference?

In my book its Xp / win 8 / vista then windows 7 and ohh yes Ubuntu is to buggy.

So the question is what has MS running scared? I await answers . .

posted by Blocked (2013-02-09 22:15:14)
mrsosa avatargood

posted by (2013-02-10 15:02:41)
No avatarWindows XP Was a great operating system it just worked and it all went down hill from there nothing wrong with windows 7 but 8 what a load of crap me i've gone Mac and i ant coming back

posted by (2013-02-10 19:49:24)
No avatar@Tabassum: "burdened both by legacy technology and a late arrival to the party" ? hope you know that MS is the leader in the OS field, every one chooses them.

@Skaterz4life: in what country can you return software that's been open?

@ToeringsNthongz: LOL

@Rockman:opera and firefox is mozilla, chrome is in a class by itself but they are web browsers, NOT OS's. Ubuntu is unix and will not run on every system correctly or with any program.

posted by (2013-02-11 08:43:36)
ronbokirk avatarpeople do not choose windows 8 for a new computer, they are stuck with it like it or not !! Then they have to pay people like me to change the os to windows 7 and buy a license for that. Microsoft is less than honest, and windows 8 sucks!

posted by ModeratorTrusted UploaderSupermanmenTurtle (2013-02-11 15:05:07)
TEZ avatarProfits drop because we download OS torrents,how do we sleep at night,if we get busted we can offer Copyright Holders Cash Instead of Disconnection for Infringement,lol

posted by (2013-02-12 00:33:04)
nobs68 avatarWell I for one happen to like Windows 8, its fast, very easy to use. Well done MS for finally joining the touch market. Got it running on desktop mode so it like Windows 7 but better. Sata III SSD so it makes it very quick starts up in 15secs, installs software programs super fast. Can`t understand all the whinging about it, move forward not back. Why do people say its not for a desktop cos of Metro, MS made it adaptable for either touch or PC, numpties.

@ ronbokirk, you don`t need to downgrade, metro can be disabled if you want with a bit of software from Stardock.Remember its like windows 7 but better.

posted by Turtle (2013-02-16 02:44:37)
bigcow2k avatarwell, even adele and justin beiber got a lot of haters, not surprised MS got "some" too....

posted by (2013-02-17 05:10:34)
No avatarI bought a new desktop with only 14.99 to pay for upgrade to w8, no thanks, have had touch screen desktop for 2 years wiping screen all the time isn't fun. Gone back to what I prefer, normal screen. What it boils down to it's peoples own choice. Dislike Microsoft but also dislike Mac. Not a thing u can do about it.

posted by (2013-02-17 07:14:16)
shadow59 avatarmy heart bleeds, but thanks to e/t I can get a copy of ms office anytime I like!!

thankyou E/T

posted by (2013-02-17 17:22:29)
daveh avatarWIN 2000 DSPOT? 'and be patient so Microsoft can do its job and work out its kind to bring you an amazing product like it always has'.

posted by (2013-02-18 14:06:18)
ukmadman2 avatarBased on Microsofts past i feel Windows 8 is going to be a flop just like Windows vista was, the two best Opperating systems they have made where XP and 7, and the cheeky thing is Windows 8 is based on Windows 7 tech, so for little work they have managed to bugger up a perfectly good opperating system

posted by (2013-02-18 16:11:56)
blade70 avatarI own two Macs, and 4 PC's... one with LinuxMint, two with Windows 7 Ultimate and one with Windows 8. Windows 8 is a solid performer, but the new UI gets in the way when it comes to real world productivity. In the end, I think it works the best for people with enough spare time to lose it updating Facebook, Twitter and sharing cat and baby photos. It will take a few years and service packs to get Windows 8 in shape in terms of usability. Most likely, Windows 9 is less than 2 years away, so...

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