Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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RE: Marketing figures
by jtfolden on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 20:08 UTC in reply to "Marketing figures"
jtfolden
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2005-08-12

You think MS, or anyone else for that matter, cares enough about *Desktop* Linux at this point to fudge the numbers every month?

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RE[2]: Marketing figures
by Nth_Man on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 11:45 in reply to "RE: Marketing figures"
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2010-05-16

You think MS, or anyone else for that matter, cares?

Do Microsoft care about others operating systems? About money in the future?

Microsoft has a lot of people working directly (or indirectly) for them.

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