Pre-installed Linux growing strongly in UK
ITPro reports that pre-installed Linux has arrived on the mass market and is growing rapidly, according to new market research.
Figures from market researcher Context show that, based on sales of PCs shipped with a pre-installed operating system in the UK over the past 18 months through traditional distribution channels, Linux could only claim a 0.1 per cent market share in January 2007. However, Linux’s share had grown steadily to 2.8 per cent of sales last month – a factor of almost 30.
Numerous factors may be responsible: Dell starting to sell Ubuntu laptop and desktop machines, plus the rise of net notebooks and mini-notebooks.
Read the original article at ITPro.