Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Windows IT Pro: Windows Kicks Linux Out of Netbook Market

A timely market dynamics reality check; see the full article for more details

It's official: Windows dominates the netbook market, too. Just a year after the netbook phenomenon threatened to provide Linux with an inroad to the lucrative consumer market, Windows now dominates that market. A year ago, Windows accounted for less than 10 percent of the netbook market. But today, market researchers at NPD say Windows ships on a whopping 96 percent of netbooks.

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But it's even worse for Linux than is immediately obvious. Not only are consumers overwhelmingly choosing Windows, but those who do get a Linux-based netbook are four times more likely to return it to the store than those who get a device running Windows

Windows Kicks Linux Out of Netbook Market

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