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Windows 7 sales deal Linux a winning hand

Feb 02, 2010, 13:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"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 report."

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