8 billion Dollars is peanuts for Microsoft.
70 million new computers were sold in the US in 2007. WikiAnswers - How many personal computers were sold in 2007
The amount of personal computers in the world will reach one billion already by the end of 2008, and two billions - by 2015. Such information is contained in the forecast published by the Forrester Research marketing company.
Forrester Research’s forecast is based on the assumption, that from 2003 to 2015 the total number of personal computers in the world will annually increase by 12 percent.
The research specifies that the achievement of first billion of personal computer in the world took 27 years, and the threshold in 2 billion will be overcome for five years.
From two billions personal computers in 2015, according to Forrester Research, 775 million will be in Russia, China, India and Brazil.
As a whole, analytics predict that the growth of number of personal computers in the world basically will fall at less developed countries, but not to consumers of the advanced countries who fallow the novelties of IT market. In 2008 the number of personal computers in the world will reach billion | Science Portal
90% of all computers in the world run a Microsoft OS. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/27/te...gy/27soft.html
In 2007 the following financial report stated:- "SEATTLE: Microsoft said Thursday that its profit rose 65 percent in its third quarter on sales of its new Windows and Office programs. The revenue forecast for the coming year exceeded most analysts' estimates.
Net income climbed to $4.93 billion, or 50 cents a share, from $2.98 billion, or 29 cents, a year earlier, beating the 46-cent average estimate of 20 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Sales increased 32 percent to $14.4 billion"
You do the math.