Microsoft and Asus are teaming up to promote the Windows operating system and further its takeover in the netbook market. These two companies have launched a website and are currently promoting their “it’s better with Windows” campaign. The promotion highlights the claim that Windows is a more reliable and familiar operating system (than Linux) and that it does not have major compatibility issues.
Windows is gaining a larger presence as the operating system for netbooks. According to market research firm, NPD Group, 10% of netbooks that were shipped in early 2008 shipped with Windows pre-installed, but by February 2009, 96% of netbooks shipped with Windows as the operating system.