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Agreed Paul

Amit, sn increasing or high revenue stream can indicate that the prices of the saleable goods have increased (and in my country a fact, up 30% on software and hardware in the last three months), currency fluctuations and exchange rates between source manufacturing country and recipient etc. and as Paul pointed out shares are just a number of people or companies buying them against a stock market.

Market share is the amount of widgets/units you move and place and are used in that market, besides it's saleable value. Plus I would not trust much in the way of reported finances from Yahoo. Forbes would be more trustworthy and then any of the internationally recognised stock markets. Paul again covered it well, you cannot trust the majority of garbage on the internet these days.

Just know that they are taking a knock, what with Windows 8 only migrating into less than 2% of the world market of their existing XP and Windows 7 base, another failure along the same lines as Vista. And the mobile version of the Windows 8 O/S on their devices such as Surface and their mobile phone, plus others such as Nokia etc. a mere 0,02% of the mobile market share.


Andrew Brown

On 29/07/2013 08:48 PM, Paul wrote:
Hi Amit,

Revenues and profits (and shares for that matter), are not the same as
market share. Just because revenue is increasing, doesn't mean they
aren't losing market share. If they are losing market share, it
just means their revenue isn't increasing as much as it could be.

So I'm not sure that
I checked MS revenues and profits on
tells us anything useful in this regard.

But the numbers don't lie.
Not always true. As they say: "Lies, damn lies, and statistics".



On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:14:53 +0530
Amit Choudhary <> wrote:

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Andrew Brown <>

  Hi Amit

I understand where you are coming from, and the good news is, in
your favour, that MS in both it's O/S and office suite are losing
market share in a big way. Here's an article from Ubuntu founder
and my countryman Mark Shuttelworth on his take on MS and Ubuntu. I
like his statement that the no.1 bug in Linux has now been
fixed/closed, in that MS no longer dominates majority market share.

But the numbers don't lie. I checked MS revenues and profits on and it doesn't look like MS is losing market share.
MS losing share might be an illusion.

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