PaoloM wrote: All of them have been sold, are in use and Microsoft collected the money.
Tell me again how that difference matters in the slightest?
Now, I'm asking this because I'm curious, but I think this scenario is true:
* Company X has 23,000 employees * Company X buys a Windows site license from MS, for price Y * Price Y happens to be for companies w/ 25,000 - 50,000 seats * MS gets to book $Y * MS gets to claimed 50,000 copies of Vista has been sold * ???
That sounds like a falsehood to me. Nobody would get away with that.