Mac sales are surging and Microsoft is making money
Last year's rise in Mac sales made plenty of money for Apple, but the renaissance also was profitable for Microsoft.
At Macworld Expo on Tuesday, Microsoft's top Mac exec declared that 2005 was the "best year ever" for the unit. Macintosh Business Unit general manager Roz Ho then announced that Microsoft was formalizing its commitment to the Mac with a new five-year agreement to keep making Office for the Mac.
An earlier agreement expired in 2002, though Microsoft has said that it would keep up its Mac business as long as it made financial sense. However, until now, Microsoft had only been committing to Office updates one version at a time. Mac sales are surging and Microsoft is making money | News.blog | CNET News.com
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