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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 13 Nov 2009 16:59 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> Study Shows Linux at 30% of Netbook Market
>> XP Still Beats Windows 7 in Netbook Battery Life
>> Microsoft Doubtful of Win XP's Netbook Future
> The director of netbook PCs in Microsoft's Windows client group, Don
> Paterson, told The Register in an interview, "We will continue to make
> Windows XP available for those devices [netbooks], but it doesn't make
> sense to put marketing effort behind those devices. As much as we make
> Windows XP available for a year, we won't see it last in the market that
> long. We will get through the holidays. My gut [feeling] is we will walk
> away from the holidays and see that it's not worth keeping it in market."
> I think Microsoft will ultimately let go of the netbook/smartphone market.
> It is a bit niche, and obviously Windows Mobile is slowly going tits up.
> Microsoft will probably ultimately accept that their market is desktop
> business, consumer/business laptops, and consumer multimedia (I'm leaving
> their huge business stacks out of consideration.)
They gradually lose that market too (not just the margins).
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "Computers are useless. They only solve problems"
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