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Linux Increasing Market Share

Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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Predicted to take close to a third of netbook sales this year, as opposed to
a quarter last year
< _analyst>.

And don’t forget, netbooks are the only sector of the PC hardware market
still showing growth.
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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In message <hd0h47$uq5$(E-Mail Removed)>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> Predicted to take close to a third of netbook sales this year, as opposed
> to a quarter last year ...

Here's an interview
with ABI where they clarify that they're NOT counting machines sold with a
Windows preinstallation that is wiped and replaced with Linux ("probably
only a couple of percentage points") or dual-boot things like Android.
They're specifically talking about machines which ship with Linux
preinstalled as the primary OS. Turns out this is mainly Ubuntu.

Oh, and they expect ARM to account of 4% of netbook sales this year.
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