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Windows 7: Microsoft profit dips despite Windows 8 sales boost


25 Jan 2013   #1

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Microsoft profit dips despite Windows 8 sales boost

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Microsoft has reported a fall in profits despite a boost in sales from the technology giant's new Windows 8 operating system.
BBC News - Microsoft profit dips despite Windows 8 sales boost


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25 Jan 2013   #2

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perhaps its more a reflection of the economical climate than a reflection of MS doing badly.
seems Apple took a hit too.
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25 Jan 2013   #3

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Yes, could well be.
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25 Jan 2013   #4

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Hi there

Again people here just don't understand how the market works.

Investors base their risk and strategy on what the FUTURE is likely to hold rather than what they did last year etc etc.

Windows 8 in spite of a bit of "Schadenfreude" which seems apparent here (not surprising on a Windows 7 Forum though) has actually not been doing too badly in the sales stakes and with new phones / tablet like devices coming on stream the future isn't too bad - especially with an investment into DELL as well.

Our "Favourite Fruit Company" has been totally CRUCIFIED by the markets in the last few days in spite of being the 2nd largest business (by sheer dollar worth) on the planet -- only EXXON MOBIL is bigger !!!.

The market has correctly surmised that with Steve jobs gone and the Ipad / Iphone market saturated currently - in spite of the volumes of sales over Xmas Apple's future prospects aren't that rosy - since the next expansion area is in emerging markets where much cheaper (and often "cooler looking" ) products from the likes of Samsung will swallow these markets up better than Apple.

Of course with the sheer cash volume APPLE has it won't go out of business quickly but Market analysts do struggle to work out where the NEXT tranche of growth is coming from.

Ms has all sorts of income streams and by getting into hardware partnerships it (although late to the party) could just become a significant player in the mobile market.

The real Achilles heel of Android is yet to come -- as people want to use smart phones for more and more business transactions the security would have to be beefed up no end -- Android security if it exists at all is a JOKE - especially when used on a publically accessible Wifi system (such as in Bars and Cafes) rather than through the actual communication providers 3 or 4G network.

If I had to do any say online banking or online purchasing using a phone I'd only CONSIDER doing it with a Windows 8 phone -- even though I really enjoy the Samsung Galaxy IIIs.

Once the handsets get tarted up a bit (The latest Lumia isn't too horrible) and people start using online banking with their smart phones I'd expect the W8 phones to start making a serious competition into the market place.

I'd sleep much happier in my bed if I were a CEO at Ms rather than one at Apple.

Cheers
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25 Jan 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Again people here just don't understand how the market works
Jimbo,

Which people? Do you think you are the only person that understands investment fundamentals?

Regards,
Golden
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25 Jan 2013   #6

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i think jimbo was referring to the authors of the article, as he couldn't possibly mean us guru's
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25 Jan 2013   #7

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I agree with jimbo45

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25 Jan 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
perhaps its more a reflection of the economical climate than a reflection of MS doing badly.
seems Apple took a hit too.
I agree, people simply do not have the money to go out and buy the latest technology, in the UK we may be even heading into a triple-dip recession.
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26 Jan 2013   #9

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If I had to do any say online banking or online purchasing using a phone I'd only CONSIDER doing it with a Windows 8 phone -- even though I really enjoy the Samsung Galaxy IIIs.
i've made it a rule to do things like that on my PC only , nothing is so important that it can't wait till i get home to my much more secure windows PC as apposed to doing it on my phone while out and about.
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26 Jan 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxxize View Post
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If I had to do any say online banking or online purchasing using a phone I'd only CONSIDER doing it with a Windows 8 phone -- even though I really enjoy the Samsung Galaxy IIIs.
i've made it a rule to do things like that on my PC only , nothing is so important that it can't wait till i get home to my much more secure windows PC as apposed to doing it on my phone while out and about.
then you need to start using firewall apps and some virus protection

I have made many purchases through my phone and it's the same protocal just be mindfull of where you shop and how you pay and most of the time if you do your Banking or shopping on the web it's through trusted sites

It's when you have all these malicious programs installed and mostly crap the user doesn't understand is where they have a security breech because those are the little buggers that trasmit all your info to the bad guys
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