March 15, 2008
Analyst Says The CloudBook and Linux Arenâ€™t Ready For Big Box Retailers
his week, Wal-Mart announced that it would cease selling EverexÃ¢â¬â¢ Linux-based gPC desktop due to poor sales. Because we wild Ã¢â¬Ën crazy folk at LAPTOP focus on mobile technology, we couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t help but to wonder if this is an omen of things to come for the CloudBook. We spoke with Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD Group for his thoughts on the CloudBookÃ¢â¬â¢s (and other low-cost, Linux notebooks) chances of survival.