GNU/Linux and Free Software Shave Microsoft’s Margins

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http://techrights.org – Summary: Windows and Office margins are eroding, which puts Microsoft’s cash cows in jeopardy A reader of ours (in IRC) has just posted a couple of links from financial news sites. While these sites tend to take Microsoft’s claims at face value even when the numbers don’t add up, the latter story says that “Windows has 75% PC market share” and also speaks about the erosion of margins, which competition with GNU/Linux inevitably leads to: Microsoft OS’ operating margins have declined from around 79% in 2007 to around 66% in 2010, and we expect it to continue to (General)