Microsoft's heavily hyped Windows 7 debut was a success for the Redmond, Wash., company in terms of boxed software, which saw a 234 percent increase over Vista, though PC hardware sales slowed.
I've mentioned it before, Windows 7 is going to do well.
What's going to do even better come the holidays is Windows 7 netbooks.
1: Netbooks are underpowered, as people will soon realize. But they will accept it because netbooks are trendy and cheaper, in this rough economy. Also they have a Xbox or a PS3 for gaming, don't need it on their computers anymore.
2: Windows 7 still requires anti-virus software, which Windows 7 is under this assumption that it will be a more robust OS than XP. Which it is not really when 8 out of 10 recent malware gets through and infects Windows 7. When netbook buyers realize even more performance loss because they are running anti-malware software, they will regret their decision.
So expect a flood of cheap netbook sales for the holidays and dead sales until school starts the end of next summer.
10.2% nationwide unemployment today.
Apple needs to bring some manufacturing back to the US. Most of their hardware is built by machine anyway, but it would create some jobs and good press.
Yes I know about the data center Apple is building.