“Lost in the market panic last week were some critical details on Microsoft’s conference call. In our opinion, these offered tangible evidence that the Windows monopoly that has carried the company since its inception is beginning to erode,” Henry Blodget writes for Silicon Alley Insider.
“Of the top 10 bestselling laptops on Amazon today, 7 are netbooks (70%). The other three are Apple Macs, which also don’t ship with Windows. None of the 7 net books costs more than $500. Of the 7, only 1 (one) runs Windows Vista. Another runs Windows XP Home (a cheaper, simpler operating system). And one runs Linux,” Blodget writes.
Top 10 Laptops (Amazon)
3 Apple Macs (No Windows license)
5 Windows XP Home
1 has Linux (No Vista)
Blodget writes,” Desktops, obviously, are a different story. But most of the growth in the PC market is now coming from cheaper, lower-end computers that are mostly used to go online. And those ‘net books’ just don’t need to run fully featured versions of Windows.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Opportun” and “james W.” for the heads up.]