Linux Netbook Sales: Suffering From More Market Shrinkage?
Mar 09, 2012, 12:08 (2 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"In recent weeks, The VAR Guy has visited Dell.com, System76.com
and ZaReason.com. During the height of the netbook craze, each of
those PC makers prominently promoted Linux and Ubuntu netbooks.
Check the sites now and all three companies seemed to have backed
away from Linux netbooks. And Dell?s old Ubuntu site
(www.dell.com/Ubuntu) seems dead ? though if you look closely
enough you will find some Ubuntu systems on Dell?s site. Plus, Dell
is working closely with Canonical ? the company behind Ubuntu ? in
the cloud computing market.
"Still, where have all the Linux netbooks gone? Back in 2008,
they were available from major retailers across North America
before the netbook market began to shift to Windows. Now those
Linux netbooks are nowhere to be found in North America retail
stores, and somewhat difficult to find online. Here?s some
perspective from System76 President Carl Richell."