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[News] Microsoft Loses on Sub-notebooks Either Way... to GNU/Linux

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Dell admits to small Ubuntu success 

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| "We have done a very good job explaining to folks what Linux is" a Dell 
| spokesperson told Laptop Magazine. Which makes a change from 18 months back 
| when we were reporting that Dell staff didn't seem to know that Ubuntu was 
| even an option.   


I hear about people who have never used Linux and really love Ubuntu on these

Why Windows 7 on Netbooks Won’t Save Microsoft

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| Even worse, about a third of netbooks ship with Linux. Microsoft makes 
| nothing from those machines. Microsoft also recognizes that while Linux has 
| offered desktop PC users a less attractive product compared to Windows on the 
| PC (largely due to Linux’ lack of support for Windows games, commercial 
| desktop apps, and some specialized drivers), the barriers holding back Linux 
| on the PC aren’t nearly as significant on netbooks, which don’t play games, 
| aren’t expected to run apps outside of basic things like web browsing and 
| word processing, and have a smaller subset of hardware needs to support.       


Microsoft makes almost no money from sub-notebooks in general, no matter what
O/S they run.


Microsoft Loses $435 Million in Netbooks

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| According to current figures from Netbookdigest.com, Microsoft has lost
| $435,000,000 over the last year in netbook sales.
| While Microsoft has maintained about 90% of the desktop and notebook market,
| netbooks come in at only 70%. Part of the reason is Linux, but part is
| Microsoft itself.


Ballmer keeps close watch on Apple and Android

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| And concerns regarding Google's open-source mobile operating system Android
| are not far behind.
| "I think the dynamics with Linux is changing somewhat," Ballmer said. "I
| assume we'll see Android-based, Linux-based laptops, in addition to phones,
| and we'll see Google more and more as a competitor in the desktop operating
| system business than we ever have before."


Ballmer: Android makes Google a bigger rival to Windows on PCs

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| Microsoft shares are down slightly, trading just over $17, following
| Ballmer's remarks.


Microsoft Sees Threat From Android Notebooks

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| With the grim economic climate weighing on all sectors of its business,
| Microsoft reiterated warnings about slowing revenues and profits for the
| second half of the year, but vowed prudent spending as the company looks
| ahead to new fronts in its war with Google.

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