5 million preinstalled Ubuntu machines? That's a big claim. I assume there's nothing publicly known outside of this keynote that can be used to substantiate that...as per usual for any public claim made by a Canonical exec.
Hmm. Remind me again... at its peak how many pre-installed machines in a year did Xandros claim at the beginning of the netbook market? Overall are Ubuntu preinstall deployments growing linux marketshare or is Ubuntu just effectively cannibalising the same marketshare that Xandros created originally?
And... moreover if Shuttleworth is lumping in the new Ubuntu branded instant-on solution that was announced recently which competes directly with Splashtop (a competing linux solution)... what's Splashtop's overall pre-installed numbers? Splashtop's _owns_ this space. Is Ubuntu winning OEM contracts away from DeviceVM's Splashtop or are they growing the space with new OEMs that have yet to get on the Splashtop train?