...Microsoft may [charge] more for Windows 7 on netbooks, but if it's
too aggressive, more customers might decide to opt for Linux-based
netbooks. That's a particularly dangerous scenario given the recent
major strides that Canonical has made with Ubuntu Desktop Linux 8.10.
In fact, the specter of Linux gaining ground on netbooks may force
Microsoft to lower Windows pricing in the channel, a move that
Microsoft partners say is long overdue, and would put even more
pressure on Windows client revenue.