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The Cold Numbers of Microsoft's Netbook/Linux Nightmare

Feb 13, 2009, 13:31 (7 Talkback[s])

"In this analysis we make the case that the rise of netbooks does not bode well for the company. For the first time, Linux is not only a real threat but is whacking MSFT’s bottom line. Long term, Microsoft's OS business model is threatened.

"This is part 1 of a two part series. This portion will cover the rise of netbooks and Linux market share. The second piece will cover XP's cannibalization of Vista sales and the more abstract but very real existential threat posed by netbooks. Look for it next week."

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