"While most of Microsoft's businesses were flat to down year
over year, Windows 7 generated record profits (and units sold) for
the software giant. That's great for Microsoft. It's not so great
for anyone else.
"Lucky 7...for Linux?
"On the not-so-fortunate list: the PC makers who actually
distribute Windows 7, as The Wall Street Journal reports. Windows 7
helped drive demand for new machines, but not higher prices,
leaving Microsoft partners with sagging profits, according to the
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