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Canonical's $30 Million and Redmond's Gathering Storm

Jan 30, 2009, 14:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

" Similarly: "Canonical is still only a blip on the radar for M$," blogger Robert Pogson told LinuxInsider. "What worries M$ is GNU/Linux in general, which is much larger than just Canonical."

"Millions of GNU/Linux netbooks were sold last year "without much help from Canonical," Pogson pointed out. "Many millions of desktops and notebooks are out there with GNU/Linux in production, being used and being seen by many. M$ has no way to put that exposure back in the bottle."

"There are about 100 million users of GNU/Linux on the desktop today, he added. As the economy staggers, "M$ is afraid that number will become several hundred million in a few years. The monopoly is ended, but they desperately need to preserve the cash flow as long as possible.""

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