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Open source share growing in netbook market

Mar 20, 2009, 14:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"If you had added that in order to keep Linux at 10% Microsoft was practically giving its Windows XP away, hoping only for upgrades that will likely never happen, I would say you had too much penguin juice.

"Yet that's the news which is now being spun as a Linux defeat. After a year spent putting atrocious Linux distros on their $400 hardware, Taiwanese OEMs have now settled on Windows XP for netbook shipments, an operating system Microsoft was calling obsolete in 2007."

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