Wintel cliff

December 15, 2012

wintel share of the marketThe new Mary Meeker’s Presentation On The State Of The Web contains a slide that’s basically a snapshot of a gigantic landslide.

It took Microsoft 10 years to go from zero to 80% of the market and it will take even fewer years to go from 95% to 15% or less.



Microsoft is still an awesome business

July 4, 2010

While nobody likes Microsoft, and Apple has recently topped their market capitalization, Microsoft remains to be a very strong business. There is a good post Microsoft by the numbers that shows it.

A few of my favorites:

$8.2 Billion
Apple Net income for fiscal year endingĀ  Sep 2009. [source]

$6.5 Billion
Google Net income for fiscal year ending Dec 2009. [source]

$14.5 Billion
Microsoft Net Income for fiscal year ending June 2009. [source]

What? Microsoft makes the same amount of money as Apple and Google COMBINED?

Linux Server market share in 2005. [source]

Predicted Linux Server market share for 2007 (made in 2005). [source]

Actual Linux Server market share, Q4 2009. [source]

The Linux Servers were predicated to make Windows Server irrelevant one day. Looks like Linux is the loser now.

Number of Windows 7 licenses sold, making Windows 7 by far the fastest growing operating system in history.[source]

Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2008. [source]

Percentage of US netbooks running Windows in 2009. [source]

Android, Chrome OS, anyone?