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 Apr 27, 2005 - 01:30 PM - by Michael
* MS sees room for Windows to grow

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90% of the market, but still planning to expand.

The new plan? Shortened turnover times.

If consumers would buy a new PC just one month earlier than they do currently, Microsoft and its partners could potentially see $1.4 billion in increased revenue, said Will Poole, senior vice president in charge of Microsoft's Windows client business, to Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) attendees.

And if enterprise customers, currently on a five-year upgrade cycle, would increase the number of new PCs they buy annually by as little as two percent, Microsoft and its partners could see as much as $1.7 billion in additional revenues, according to Microsoft's estimates.
The trick, of course, is getting manufacturers to go along with the planned obsolescence.

So what's the newest and greatest upgrade from Intel lately?
 

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