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Flames, Figures and FUD: What's the Score in the Netbook Arena?

Apr 14, 2009, 00:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Similarly: "Microsoft is the king of FUD," agreed caitlyn on Lxer. "They have no compunction about lying or making false claims and never have." Then again: "Ninety-six percent of netbooks run Windows, leaving the remaining four percent running without problems," quipped ColonelPanik.

"'Simply Treading Water'

"DaniWeb's Davey Winder chimed in with only faint protest -- concluding that Linux "does seem to be simply treading water at the moment, and I do wonder how much longer it can continue before it gets too tired to bother fighting the tide of Microsoft consumerism" -- while Computerworld's Eric Lai quoted ABI Research's Philip Solis, an analyst who apparently questions the reliability of the numbers.

"Canonical even jumped into the fray with a blog post by Chris Kenyon, disputing most of LeBlanc's assertions. That, in turn, got picked up at the Computerworld blogs, on Digg and beyond -- to the tune of many, many more comments."

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