Open Source Ubuntu OS Makes Strides in Emerging Markets

Kenyon shared the 9 percent marketshare figure during a chat with attendees of the most recent Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen, according to a report on OMG! Ubuntu. He also mentioned that Ubuntu has been preinstalled on $7.5 billion worth of devices in the previous two years, another impressive figure.

Some of this growth has been in Europe, where Asus in particular has been active selling netbooks powered by Ubuntu. As we reported last month, the OEM recently introduced two new models of Ubuntu PCs to coincide with the Windows 8 release.