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Study Shows Linux at 30% of Netbook Market
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| "High return rates, little market share": the
| scare tactic Microsoft used in the spring of
| 2009 to declare Linux dead in the water in the
| netbook market. But what might be true for the
| U.S. doesn't hold for the European and
| worldwide market as a whole.
| Not only did Dell repeatedly confirm that it
| found no higher a return rate than Windows for
| its 30% Ubuntu-installed netbooks, a new
| independent study by the ABI Research firm
| forecasts a 32% market share for Linux on
| netbooks for 2009.
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Researcher: Chrome to boost Atom to ARM switch in netbooks
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| LONDON â Technology changes, including the introudction of the Chrome
| OS, will undermine Atom's grip on the netbook market during a
| recessionary time when people don't want, and can't afford, a second
| laptop just to carry around say market researchers, The Information Network.
| While Intel's Atom holds more than an 80 percent share of the
| 23.5-million netbooks sold in 2009 the ARM processor will to gain a 55
| percent market share of the 96.0 million netbooks sold in 2012,
| according to researchers.
| "We see two technology factors converging with the poor macroeconomic
| situation that will create a market for ARM - the release of the
| Cortex-9 microarchitecture and the emergence of cloud computing," said
| Dr. Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network (New
| Tripoli, PA). "Chrome OS is the first operating system built with cloud
| computing in mind."
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