Netbooks - Are We Seeing the End of Microsoft?

As the netbook is becoming more and more popular, the one thing that becomes apparent is that the Linux-based operating system finally set up hold, at least in one segment of the industry. The idea that there is an alternative to Microsoft Windows is underlined (in thick, bold lines) in the netbook industry.

Although it is estimated that only about 15% to 20% of the total number of netbook runs on Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu, the demand for Linux-based netbooks definitely has jolted the mighty Microsoft. The first netbook in 2007 to use Linux. Microsoft quickly recovered from the reduction of Windows XP for netbooks. Windows Vista proved too bulky for sub-sized machines.

While the average netbook users can still keep the simplicity of using Windows XP, the fact is, Microsoft is bound to face competition from another source: the laptop working on the Google Android Linux-based OS. Industry analysts expect Microsoft patch to weaken as the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and business development companies are becoming interested in finding alternatives to Windows XP to save on licensing fees.

Business Development company Canonical sponsored Ubuntu operating system. Canonical expect more netbooks that are pre-installed with Ubuntu in the coming years. Elsewhere, the computer giants Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo netbooks offer a Linux-based operating systems, as well as Windows versions.

Linux advantage of Windows that is free to license the Linux-based netbooks cheaper. Canonical makes money by the Ubuntu updates and support. Windows XP, on the other hand, earns $ 60 for each Windows-based netbook sales. Microsoft, however, is partly to blame for the weak quarterly profit, it seems only half as much on a netbook because it would on a standard notebook.

All in all, we could see a huge crack just the Microsoft armor, but that does not change the fact that the company initially was embarrassed that the first netbook are sold without Windows Vista.

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