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Linux Netbook Sales: Suffering From More Market Shrinkage?

Mar 09, 2012, 12:08 (2 Talkback[s])


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"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."

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