Follow up from Netbook Operating Systems Linux vs Windows
I got a few comments from people asking to show my source before stating that Windows got the vast majority of the netbook marked (as of today!). Actually in the previous post I mentioned that Windows got about 90% market share. Well.... if you continue reading you may think that the market share of Windows is close to 100%!!!!
Here you have: what best of the most used shopping portals?
Please look at Amazon bestseller: you'll find only Windows XP and Windows 7 netbooks you won't find a Linux netbook in the top 20!
Look at Expansys: you won't find a Linux netbook in the first 9 pages (about 80 netbooks)!
If this is not enough: how do you explain that none of the bestselling Samsung netbooks (among the best around) are shipped with Linux, at least in Germany!!!
Go to the EEE PC site : in the overview only Windows is mentioned, if you grab in the product specifications you see that a Linux option is possible.
UPDATE: Of course Windows doesn't have 100% market share, in any case Linux netbooks in 2009 got far below 30% reported by many blogs around.
UPDATE2: 30%, 20%, 10% or 0%, it's impossible to have a precise estimation of 2009 market share for Linux netbooks. What's sure is that in 2010 and 2011 we'll see a major espansion of Linux netbooks due to the first commercial ARM Netbooks and the big push from Google.