Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Apr 2009 07:26 UTC
Windows Continuing the recently started trend at Microsoft to be a bit more aggressive towards the competition, Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the Windows Experience Weblog about why Windows is such a huge success on netbooks compared to Linux. Also, what is up with that story on AppleInsider about Microsoft offering Windows-7-to-XP downgrade rights? Is that really so special?
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tonym
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2005-07-06

I'm going to have to agree with you here you hit the nail on the head. Consumers don't have a choice (normal consumers).

Go to any retail store right now and look for a Linux netbook on display. They are rare or non-existant all displayed netbooks are running Windows.

About a year ago, the situation was very different only Linux netbooks were on display.

I find it sick how easy it is for Microsoft to bend the retail channel to it's will. Microsoft puts pressure on OEMs and that trickles down to the retail stores. Microsoft is a monopoly, but mostly because people are so resistant to the hint of change.

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