November 5, 2009

ABI's Jeffrey Orr on Rising Linux Netbook Sales

Article Source LinuxDevices
November 5, 2009, 4:10 pm

After ABI Research projected that Linux will take a 32 percent share of netbooks in 2009 and overtake Windows in 2013, we spoke with ABI analyst Jeffrey Orr on the findings. Orr notes the rise of international consumers and ARM Cortex-A8-based netbooks, and discusses Ubuntu, Moblin, Android, and Chrome OS.

In mid 2008, there were several estimates, including those from major netbook vendors themselves, that Linux represented between a quarter and a third of total netbook sales. Since then, however, there have been reports that due in large part to Microsoft cutting the price of Windows XP, Linux share has dropped considerably...

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