"For the stockholders among you that means Microsoft's
diluted earnings per share were down 30% over last year and well
below what the 39 the analysts were expecting. What carved into
Microsoft's piggy-bank? According to Microsoft it was "a poor
showing in its Client, Microsoft Business Division and Server &
Tools groups." In other words, pretty much everything.
"What's caused this?
"Several things. First, the economy is a mess. We all know that.
Only Red Hat, one of my fave operating systems companies, seems to
have actually figured out how to do well in these times."