I was reminded recently of the other reason I bought into Computacenter (CCC) which I wrote about earlier this year. apart from Warren Buffet owning IBM it was the then forthcoming expiry of the support by Microsoft for Windows XP. Given the hassles involved in this and the number of businesses etc. still running the old OS I figured they would probably get extra work on the back of it.
What reminded me of this recently was the surprising story that the UK government has chosen to pay Microsoft millions to continue using XP beyond its end of life support date. In addition I spent last weekend sorting out my daughters old net book with a new free OS. If you are still using XP and want a free light weight alternative for an old PC then click the image above for more details.
Finally, today on an otherwise slow news day - noticed yesterday that Morrisons (MRW) which I wrote up at the end of March (and tweeted about yesterday) was up strongly in a weak market. I suspected this was probably bid speculation in addition to defensive stocks being sought out in a falling market. This was confirmed today in the Daily Mail Market report which suggested that the three top US shareholders had been bid for their stakes. It is up by nearly 5% again today so it seems to be hotting up - like the weather here - so I'm off to the garden to enjoy the summer while it lasts!