A new report from ABI Research finds that Linux currently has 32 percent of the global netbook market, and will overtake Windows in 2013.
"Sales of low-cost netbooks are being increasingly driven by sales outside of the U.S. where Windows is not as prevalent, and especially in developing countries where PCs in general are still something of a novelty," notes DesktopLinux.com’s Eric Brown. "In many of these markets, the $15 to $25 price differential compared to Windows XP makes all the difference."
"While U.S. consumers sometimes appear to have a love-hate relationship with Windows, those non-U.S. consumers have less experience with Windows — and thus less reliance," writes Computerworld’s Eric Lai.
"As if it wasn’t already obvious: netbooks have arrived," writes InternetNews’ David Needle. "And in a big way."