Microsoft appeared to be opening the Champers over its record profits
, however the spin aimed to conceal what appears to be a slowing of sales of its Vista operating system.
According to Electronista,
which had a detailed look at the figures, the sales rate of Microsoft's Windows Vista is gradually slowing down.
The Vole only shipped about 28 million copies of Vista in the latest quarter ended September, or 9.3 million copies per month.
While Volish spinners emphasised a 27 per cent growth in business licenses and said that many home users were buying the more lucrative Vista Home Premium or Ultimate editions, they covered up the fact that the was a decline from the 10 million per month sales reported early in summer.
In fact Vista sales were only much cop in the first three months after its January release. In those heady days Microsoft flogged 20 million copies per month thanks to a wave of early adopters and users waiting for Vista to replace older systems