microsoft logo Microsoft Sales Fall For The First Time In 23 Years

(CNN) Microsoft reports a drop of 6% in sales revenue and earnings dived 32% as PC sales continue to weaken.

Microsoft’s Vista operating system, which was released in early 2007, never took off like the company had hoped. Sales in the division that produces Vista fell 16% in the previous quarter.

microsoft logo Microsoft Sales Fall For The First Time In 23 Years

(CNN) Microsoft reports a drop of 6% in sales revenue and earnings dived 32% as PC sales continue to weaken, a first in its 23 year history as a public company.

Based on the report, Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system, which was released in early 2007, never took off like the company had hoped. Sales in the division that produces Vista fell 16% in the previous quarter.

User satisfaction has been underwhelming, and IT departments have largely opted to stick with Vista’s predecessor, Windows XP.

Upcoming Windows 7 operating system will be a gem as reviews around have been pretty positive. Analysts think that Microsoft will push up the release date to later this year to help spur PC sales around the holiday season