Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › Microsoft Windows Vista Worth $120 Billion To Economy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Microsoft Windows Vista Worth $120 Billion To Economy

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Leave it up to an analyst firm to come up with some mind-boggling figures for people to parse. According to new research by IDC analysts, the total market around Windows Vista and the newly christened Windows Server 2008 will be more than $120 billion by the end of next year, including software and hardware designed for those operating systems.

"While it is easy to think of Microsoft as simply the world's largest software company, it is more than that," the Microsoft-sponsored report says. "It is an economic force that has a direct, positive impact on the economies in which it operates." That's positive without a value judgment, as in cash flow.
Source:http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=199600525

I wonder how much XP is worth to the economy.
D-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz) Intel 945GCT-M ZOTAC 8800GT AMP! Edition Patriot PC6400 DDR2 (4x2)4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750GB 7200RPM CD-RW/DVD+RW Reader Windows Vista Ultimate x64 20" Widescreeen AOC 1680 x 1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic European Keyboard Case Stock 380W Rosewill TU-155 Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
  hide details  
Reply
D-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz) Intel 945GCT-M ZOTAC 8800GT AMP! Edition Patriot PC6400 DDR2 (4x2)4GB RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750GB 7200RPM CD-RW/DVD+RW Reader Windows Vista Ultimate x64 20" Widescreeen AOC 1680 x 1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic European Keyboard Case Stock 380W Rosewill TU-155 Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malachor View Post
Source:http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=199600525

I wonder how much XP is worth to the economy.
Now? virtually nothing... It's Vista's higher system requirements that the author is referring to, triggering a rush to go and buy new computers and components.

Vista's good for that.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Considering all the software and machines that have been developed/created for it? A LOT. But it's also a lot older.

Simply, Windows prints money.
Core i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz Asus P6T Deluxe GeForce GTX 480 G.Skill 6x2GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
4x WD 500 AAKS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 Dell 2407WFP Antec TPQ 850 
Case
Lian Li A70B 
  hide details  
Reply
Core i7
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz Asus P6T Deluxe GeForce GTX 480 G.Skill 6x2GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
4x WD 500 AAKS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 Dell 2407WFP Antec TPQ 850 
Case
Lian Li A70B 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › Microsoft Windows Vista Worth $120 Billion To Economy