Well, I'd say that obscene profits are job #1. Security, based on what I've seen over the last few years, is maybe job 12 or 13. Maybe. Quality, as every MS software user knows, is job 1.1 Service Pack 3a.
"Microsoft is eyeing the nearly half of the world's 390 million Windows users who have opted to stick with operating systems older than XP, including Windows versions 2000, ME, 98 and 95."
"Of Microsoft's approximately 390 million operating system installations around the world, Windows XP Pro constitutes 26.1 percent, Windows XP Home 24.7 percent, IDC said.
The remaining 49.2 percent is composed of Windows 2000 Professional (17.5 percent), Windows 98 (14.9 percent), Windows ME (6.5 percent), Windows 95 (5.4 percent), and Windows NT Workstation (4.9 percent)."
"That 49.2 percent of Windows users are left out in the cold when it comes to significant updates to IE and other software."