Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 14:28 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has struck back at claims made by Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc about Windows' success in netbooks compared to Linux. Most of the claims made by LeBlanc are refuted quite accurately by Canonical's Chris Kenyon in a blog post titled "Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market".
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RE: Comment by jpobst
by kensai on Thu 9th Apr 2009 15:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by jpobst"
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It is most likely, given it is Microsoft, that they are counting pirated copies of Windows as part of their market share. So that gives them an extra boost. Also they are counting how many people buy those, not how many stayed with Windows, cause I know a lot of people wipe Windows and install Linux, I did in this laptop, even though is not a netbook.

Is interesting how the article pays attention on how Microsoft has had to cut down their windows license prices dramatically, this is in fact hurting Microsoft as a business, so even f they have 96% share of netbooks they had very little profit on that. And as a company with a big market share and not so big profit, is not a good sign for them.

I really like how Linux is giving Microsoft a hard time, and for the first time, is cutting prices of Windows for the consumers. As the article says, love or hat Ubuntu/Linux but it is helping you as a consumer.

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