We will all end up working for Microsoft...

We will all end up working for Microsoft...

Summary: MSFT profits in its latest quarter exceeded GOOG's total revenues.Microsoft Corp.

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MSFT profits in its latest quarter exceeded GOOG's total revenues.
Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, a 27% increase over the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.92 billion, $4.29 billion and $0.45, respectively.
Source: MSFT
Google reported revenues of $4.23 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, an increase of 57% compared to the third quarter of 2006 and an increase of 9% compared to the second quarter of 2007.
Source: GOOG

At first glance, the numbers look similar, but they refer to two very different metrics. MSFT reported more in profit ($4.3 billion) than GOOG reported in total revenues ($4.2 billion).

Topics: Banking, Enterprise Software, Microsoft

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  • Good point!

    Google has done what any good entrepreneurial venture does: it forced the giants to think a little harder. MS products are (maybe not better...) but are further along than they would be without google and others.

    But it'll be hard for google to compete - when MS is so well managed. Google is good too, but its not like MS is some unresponsive behemoth.
    kingfridayxiii@...
  • We've been working...

    for MS for years debugging their immature and hole ridden software. We just have been paying them instead of them paying us.
    bjbrock
    • Who is 'we'???

      and what are you paying MS for, instead of finding software that doesn't take up so much of your dev/test resources???
      kolshire
      • Who is 'we'???

        He has a mouse in his pocket. Maybe several
        of them. Either that, or he wee-wee'd in his
        pants.

        Surely he isn't talking about the rest of
        us!
        Ole Man
    • and that's different how?

      And how is that different from the other software vendors and their products?
      inchmurrin
      • Easy

        other software vendors release 100% bug free code.

        There's a reason why Unix and Linux never have patches: they don't need them. Why doesn't apple patch software? Because the initial release is always perfect.

        Maybe all that rain in Seattle causes depression which leads to less attentive designers and programmers.
        notsofast
        • Hmmm...According to

          US-CERT (http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/), more vendors than just MS suffers from "vulnerabilities" (eg. "bugs"), including the venerable makers of "the forbidden fruit"...
          kolshire
  • That $4B QUARTERLY profit number popped at me the other day too.

    That really is incredible.

    When I hear 'Bill Gates', I don't think of philanthropist though. Sure, he's not quite the greed monger Oracle's CEO comes across as, but he's had no problem forcing unwanted updates, tracking users via index.dat files, and a multitude of other infringements on Windows users all these years.

    Maybe he's just kept it under wraps all his life, but as long as he applies a percentage of his income towards Health, etc. that helps others less fortunate, maybe something good can come out of M$ after all.
    BillyG_n_SC
    • Kept it under wraps?

      You've GOT to be kidding.

      You can love him, hate him, argue against how he put the bodies of fuzzy bunnies through a grinder to make his cash, but you CAN'T argue that he's not one of the greatest philanthropists in the history of the human race, and has caused a change in expectations around philanthropy among the very wealthy of the world.
      KTLA
    • something good can come out of M$

      Can't get blood out of a turnip, same as you
      can't get something good out of something
      rotten.

      Your turn. Guess again!
      Ole Man
  • Unless you an Network Admin, why does it matter?

    Seriously.

    Network Admins, at least of the highest caliber have to learn Unix/Linux, Cisco and Microsoft.

    What does 95% percent of the rest of the world do?

    Post a blog or two?
    Send and Email
    Check out a few web pages.
    Rip a CD or two lol

    Really....
    pcguy777
    • dont spell check

      i think sometimes i do it intentionally, just so the first off topic guy who comes to the forum, who doesnt agree with me...

      well.. can rip my bad spelling.

      lame.
      pcguy777
  • and our friends at IBM

    Did you forget the famous Bill Gates quote?
    "I'm not worried about Google. The biggest company in the computer industry (by far) is IBM. They have 4 times the employees i do, far more revenue than i do. The press just doesn't like to write about IBM."
    OpenSourceIsHereToStay