""During fiscal years 2009, 2008, and 2007, research and
development expense was $9.0 billion, $8.2 billion, and $7.1
billion, respectively. These amounts represented 15 percent, 14
percent, and 14 percent, respectively, of revenue in each of those
years. We plan to continue to make significant investments in a
broad range of research and product development efforts."
"That leads to the question: Can Microsoft gain enough through
R&D to stem the tide of Linux and Apple against its client