I could be wrong, but if I remembered correctly, the 90 million copies are
"sales" made by the company, in which, I will assume some (??) have yet to
be delivered and installed.
It is a common practice for OEMs to negotiate multiyear contracts and to
book sales in advance for preferred prices and supports, but not all those
sales can be counted as the current year's revenue, and not all those will
be delivered in the first year. Thus, it's questionable for counting it as
the install base.
I don't have those reports around me now but that's what I remembered.
It is not my intension to getting into the nonsense OS debate, but I just
wish to point out something that I have read several times in this newsgroup
that could be misleading. Again, welcome to correct me if I am wrong.
"Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message