A cold shower
Posted Apr 7, 2009 4:18 UTC (Tue) by eru
Parent article: Light and Cheap, Netbooks Are Poised to Reshape PC Industry (New York Times)
From yesterdays The Register
"An NPD Retail Tracking Service report states the Windows installation rate on netbooks has grown from 10 per cent in the first half of 2008 to 96 per cent in February 2009."
I can corroborate that. A year ago, Linux netbooks were sold everywhere in my town, now they are hard to find (only from small retailers that may be selling old stock). Do Asus or Acer even make new Linux netbooks any more?
But the article notes that netbooks bundled with telco services could change this. Or the next Windows update that end-of-lifes XP.
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