December 10, 2006 9:00 PM PST
Microsoft-backed study sees Vista creating U.S. jobs
The study, which was performed by IDC, also estimates that for every dollar of Vista-related revenue that Microsoft takes in next year, $18 will be generated for the technology industry as a whole.
"The bottom line is that Windows Vista is creating jobs," said Brad Goldberg, a general manager in the Windows client unit.
Microsoft commissioned a similar study for Europe that found the release of Vista could create 50,000 technology jobs in six major European countries.
Vista was released at the end of last month for businesses and goes on sale at retail stores and on new PCs in January.