Turbolinux, de belangrijkste Linux distributie op de Aziatisch markt, zegt Win98 en MacOS in Japan qua verkoopcijfers voorbij te zijn gegaan. Hier heb je de info van News.com:
TurboLinux's retail sales of its Linux version accounted for 24 percent of the sales during the week, the company said. In comparison, Microsoft's Windows 98--including upgrades--amounted to 22 percent, according to numbers from the Japanese market analysis firm of Business Computer News.
However, including academic versions of Windows 98, that number rises to about 30 percent, about 6 percent ahead of TurboLinux.
In addition, International Data Corporation analyst Dan Kusnetzky warned that looking at the first week that a new software product goes on the market isn't necessarily a good long-term measurement.
"There is almost always a peak very early on, and then it slows down," he said. "You can have a high point that isn't necessarily followed through with shipments after that."