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Re: [News] [Rival] Windows XP is Dying, Replaced by a Bloated OS, Leading to GNU/Linux Growth

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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
>> http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Study-Shows-Linux-at-30-of-Netbook-Market
>> XP Still Beats Windows 7 in Netbook Battery Life
>> http://www.tomshardware.com/news/XP-Windows-7-Battery-Life,9059.html
>> Microsoft Doubtful of Win XP's Netbook Future
>> http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-7-xp-netbook,9065.html
>> Priceless!
>    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).

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