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.
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