Where is the Linux desktop going?
Nov 10, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"And Microsoft has thrown everything but the kitchen
sink at desktop Linux. For example, the Redmond giant has
strong-armed vendors into not selling Linux-powered netbooks; lied
about Linux sales; and all but gave XP Home away to keep vendors
from including Linux instead . Despite all that, it seems,
according to ABI Research, that desktop Linux has actually grown in
the last year.
"ABI reports that almost a third of the netbooks that will have
shipped in 2009 came with Linux. Last year at this same time, ASUS,
then the world's biggest netbook vendor, said that only three out
of ten of its netbooks were shipped with Linux. In fact, looking
ahead, Jeff Orr, an ABI analyst, predicted that Linux will overtake
Windows on netbooks by 2013."
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