That's not the case, though, and in fact is far from reality. As it stands, Microsoft sees just about the same adoption rates on netbooks for Windows that they do on desktops. When you isolate netbooks, the software giant has about a 90% market share with Windows XP. A lot of this was assisted by them offering a discounted license fee for XP on netbooks, accompanying it with a set of certain limitations on things like hard drive size. Even though Microsoft's profit margin for netbooks isn't terribly high, they are probably more than happy to take than to take nothing – as it still gives them control of the market and a lot of influence on netbook vendors.
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