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Dell Earnings: Windows 7 Trumps Windows 8 Sales Talk

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell’s (NASDAQ: DELL) Q4 2013 earnings beat expectations but revenues and net income declined overall. Among the interesting twists: Dell’s earnings call and press release didn’t mention Windows 8 PC sales momentum at all, though the earnings call briefly mentioned some “touch” computing. Dell’s bigger focus: The corporate upgrade cycle from Windows XP and Vista to Windows 7. Here’s the background. Dell’s year over year Q4 revenue fell 11 percent to $14.3 billion, and net income fell 30 percent. Year over year server revenue grew 5 percent, netwo (IT news)