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AP Technology Writer 

Microsoft Windows adapts as its business importance declines


April 27, 2018

For Microsoft, Windows is no longer a core business so much as a complement to the company's other offerings.

The company still makes money from Windows, the computer operating system that helped catapult the Microsoft brand to success more than three decades ago. But Windows' share of the business has shrunk.

The company on Thursday reported third-quarter revenue of $26.8 billion, an increase of 16 percent over the previous year. By contrast, Windows licensing revenue grew by just 4 percent.

The slow growth of Windows sales is not too much of a worry for Microsoft, as the Redmond, Washingt...

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