The quarter by the way wasn't dependent on any one large deal. Overall, the hardware business, including hardware support grew 2%, with hardware systems product revenue up $714 million. Not only have our engineered systems continued to show excellent growth, but they've actually become a material part of our overall hardware business, now accounting for nearly 30% of all hardware product sales. While it's still early in the customer adoption cycle, the new M-series and T-series servers saw good growth sequentially.
For the Company, total revenue for the quarter was $9.3 billion, up 3% from last year. Non-GAAP operating income was $4.2 billion, up 1% higher over – went up 1% higher over last year and the operating margin was 46%. We believe we can invest for growth and make money as we continue to see the leverage of our business model. The non-GAAP tax rate for the quarter was 22% and non-GAAP EPS was $0.69 in U.S. dollars, growing 9% in constant currency. The GAAP tax rate was 20% and GAAP EPS for the quarter was $0.56 in U.S. dollars, up 7% in constant currency.
Free cash flow increased 14% to a record $14.6 billion over the last four quarters. Our consistent growth of free cash over the last three years has resulted in our surpassing IBM which, as you know, has seen declines in the last eight – in eight of the last 12 quarters. We now have nearly $37 billion in cash and marketable securities.
Net of debt, our cash position is approximately $13 billion. As we said before, we are committed to returning value to our shareholders through earnings growth, stock repurchases and dividends. In this quarter, we repurchased 83.4 million shares for a total of $2.8 billion. Over the last 12 months, we've repurchased nearly 323 million shares for a total $10.7 billion, paid as dividends of nearly $1.9 billion for a total that is nearly 90% of our free cash flow. The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for the quarter.
Now to the guidance; new software license and cloud subscription revenue is expected to range from 2% to 12% in constant currency and 1% to 11% in reported dollars. Hardware product revenue growth is expected to range from a negative 1% to a positive 9% in constant dollars and negative 2% to a positive 8% in reported dollars. As a result, total revenue growth on both GAAP and non-GAAP basis is expected to range from 3% to 7% in constant dollars and 2% to 6% in U.S. dollars.
Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be somewhere between $0.68 and $0.72 in constant and reported dollars. GAAP EPS is expected to be somewhere between $0.54 to $0.58 in constant and in reported dollars. Now, this guidance assumes a GAAP tax rate of 23% and a non-GAAP tax rate of 24%, and of course, that may end up being different.
With that, I'll turn it over to Mark for his comments.
Mark Hurd - President: Yes. Thanks, Safra. I just have a couple of comments and turn it to Larry. We had solid sales execution and big forecasts in all segments. We had good results in Europe and the Americas. The Latin America was strong for us. Database continues to show good performance due in part to strength in Exadata and database options, and we have not yet begun to see the coming benefits of 12c, which will help drive license growth.