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Vista To Generate $70 Billion And Create 100,000 Jobs, And It Does The Dishes Too!

Microsoft has released the results of a study they commissioned from the International Data Corporation that says Windows Vista is going to have a major positive impact on the economy. They do a lot of these, and we can only assume they only release the results of the studies that say happy things about Microsoft products.

This study says Windows Vista will create 100,000 new jobs in the United States and drive $70 billion in revenues for Microsoft partners and the tech industry in its first 12 months. They say that for every dollar Microsoft makes on Vista, the tech industry makes $18.

All interesting stuff, but here’s the brass tacks: Windows Me was a failure, and Windows 2000 didn’t do so great. Microsoft released three operating systems in quick succession after Windows 98, and didn’t get it right until Windows XP. The only thing that matters is if they can avoid that disaster this time around. I’m banking they will.

December 12th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Vista, Windows, General | one comment

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  1. This is a bad thing, not a good thing - it simply means that accepting Vista is going to cost you, because you apparently need to hire new employees and such for it.

    Of course, you could say that it’s a good thing, but then you have no right to complain about switching to Linux costing money, since (obviously) that would be an equally good thing.

    Comment by Tim | December 12, 2006

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