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[2]: Comment by jpobst
by Bounty on Thu 9th Apr 2009 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by jpobst"
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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.


I don't see it. They basically EOL'd XP and were going to make zero on it. Now a new platform arrived that could not use Vista. They could have let linux run wild and made zero... or they can make 20$ * 96% of the netbook market for zero additional cost to produce. THEN in a couple of years stop releasing security updates for the EOL'd OS and repeat with Win7-8. It's a slaughter.

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