Bill Veghte, Microsoft's top Windows business executive said that for all his excitement about Windows 7, he doubts the release of the operating system will lead to a significant spike in PC sales. "History would tell us that generally as you ship a Windows release into the market...the bump is very modest. You’ll see a little bit, but it is modest." "It will get drowned by the macroeconomic environment," he said in the speech, which was Webcast on Microsoft's investor Web site. "As the macro environment comes back, people will have to buy new PCs. People aren't using PCs any less."
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