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CNET News.com: TurboLinux boasts of strong growth in Japan

Jul 26, 1999, 21:51 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"But there are some caveats that indicate the dominance isn't quite as strong as TurboLinux announced."

"...retail sales of its Linux version accounted for 24 percent of the sales during the week... In comparison, Microsoft's Windows 98--including upgrades--amounted to 22 percent..."

"However, including academic versions of Windows 98, that number rises to about 30 percent... In addition, International Data Corporation analyst Dan Kusnetzky warned that looking at the first week that a new software product goes on the market isn't necessarily a good long-term measurement. 'There is almost always a peak very early on, and then it slows down,' he said. 'You can have a high point that isn't necessarily followed through with shipments after that.' "

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