Microsoft's Year-Over-Year Sales Set to Drop for First Time Ever

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periodhyphenund...

Sounds like People are waking up to the news all over the internet (Except for Maximum PC) regarding Microsofts $388 million doller fine for stealing the activation technology for Windows and office products.

Since Microsoft cannot legally enter into a licensing aggreement with end users that allows Microsoft and end users to violate other peoples patents or copyrights, is it any wonder that sales are down for the first time?

Ironically however, Michael AuYeung's 8in1 XP CD is determined to be ILLEGAL because it does not require activation through Microsoft and therefore does not violate a 3rd party's patent!

I bet you missed the point so let me rephrase that..

The only LEGAL copy of Windows XP is claimed by Microsoft to be ILLEGAL while the copies you are required to buy from Microsoft are in fact the ILLEGAL versions, AND forcing you to agree to a licence that violates a 3rd parties patents and copyrights renders the licence NULL AND VOID!

I think I'll take the RED PILL now, thanks!

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MeTo

Woah is me "NOT" What is good for the company is bad for the employes.

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scabbynacker

woe
[woh] -noun
 1. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble: His woe was almost beyond description. –interjection  3. An exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation.

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Taqueed

Go figure in the US it is the only place where you can lose money while making money. The earning are still ahead of losses they stiull make a profit, but not as much as they want. Using that as a guideline maybe I should claim a loss on my taxes because I did not get a 15% raise just a 3%. I feel like I lost money.

Now MS will be "downsizing" by about 6000 people and next yeat will be requesting even more H1 visas.

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Taqueed

Go figure in the US it is the only place where you can lose money while making money. The earning are still ahead of losses they stiull make a profit, but not as much as they want. Using that as a guideline maybe I should claim a loss on my taxes because I did not get a 15% raise just a 3%. I feel like I lost money.

Now MS will be "downsizing" by about 6000 people and next yeat will be requesting even more H1 visas.

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Taqueed

Go figure in the US it is the only place where you can lose money while making money. The earning are still ahead of losses they stiull make a profit, but not as much as they want. Using that as a guideline maybe I should claim a loss on my taxes because I did not get a 15% raise just a 3%. I feel like I lost money.

Now MS will be "downsizing" by about 6000 people and next yeat will be requesting even more H1 visas.

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scabbynacker

And apparently wherever you're from is the only place you can make quadruple posts and not be ridiculed.

 

Nobody is saying Microsoft is claiming a loss.  Just that their sales fell for the first time since their inception.  Still a significant situation to be in, at least for Microsoft.

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