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Netbooks sales driving Linux adoption

The burgeoning netbook market is helping drive Linux adoption around the world according to a new report from analyst house Forrester.

The report, 'Netbooks are the third PC form factor', finds that Netbooks have driven adoption of Linux in ways that have not been achieved with either the PC or notebook market.

"While Linux-based netbooks haven't gained much consumer acceptance in the US, their success varies greatly by geographical market - in developing countries, Linux-based Eee PCs have fared better," said Forrester analyst JP Gownder.

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