And why wouldn't they?

Oct. 25, 2007

Microsoft's profit jumped 23% and revenue reached $13.76 billion, up 27% from a year ago -- its fastest quarterly growth since 1999. Sales of the company's flagship Windows and Office products topped $8.2 billion in the quarter, fueled by PC demand and "robust" uptake of its Vista operating system. Revenue in the company's videogame division nearly doubled, boosted by the launch of the blockbuster Halo 3 game. The company raised its financial forecast for its fiscal year.

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-Mithun Dhar

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