“There are 600 million Windows PCs today, according to Microsoft. But by 2010, there will be more than 1 billion of them, company officials claim. Will Poole, the head of Microsoft’s Windows client business, made these bold predictions here at the annual Microsoft worldwide partner conference in his keynote on Monday morning,” Mary Jo Foley reports for Microsoft-Watch.
“According to Microsoft’s figures, 35 percent of enterprises are still running Windows 9X-based versions of Windows (like Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition) and/or NT Workstation. These users are ripe for upgrades, Poole said,” Foley reports.
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