A First For Everything

For the first time in 23 years Microsoft saw quarterly sales fall.

The company has had a difficult time combating slumping demand for its Windows operating system, as the economic slowdown has dragged PC sales down 7% to 9%, according to Microsoft's estimates.

* CNN Reports: Microsoft's quarterly sales fall

One of the factors listed in the CNN article was the Netbook phenomenon. Apple is absent from the Netbook party and yet seems to be doing quite well in light of the economy.