The quiet Ubuntu Netbook revolution
Mar 18, 2009, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the Netbook market, Ubuntu is the clear winner, with
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and the other major hardware OEMs shipping
Ubuntu-based Netbooks. But it's not yet clear what "winner" means.
Microsoft, after all, still apparently claims 90 percent of all
Netbooks shipped with Windows.
"Therein, however, lies the seed of Ubuntu's revolution. Ten
percent market share for Linux is pretty incredible. We rightly
cheer Apple for its steady onslaught of Microsoft in the
personal-computing market, and that's as Apple struggles toward 10
percent market share. Linux is already there in Netbooks, and
Ubuntu claims the bulk of those installations."