[Linux-aus] Linux _is_ so hot in emerging markets
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sat Oct 9 18:45:02 UTC 2004
> The Gartner report seems to be long on statements and predictions, but
> short on sources.
I think that just about sums it up, pity about the headline.
A better way of looking at this is Linux preinstalled vs bare rather than
Linux vs MS-Windows preinstalled. It's not as if MS-Windows comes grafted to
the hardware (yet). Every machine which retains Linux is one more illegal
copy which didn't happen, and one more user getting used to an alternative
which won't cause them legal or social trouble in the long run.
The study apparently also fails to cater for the large number of PCs which
ship with MS-Windows as part of the bundle, but on which MS-Windows is never
Thank you for that closing remark, very few journalists are yet willing to
break with the tone of the original release at all.
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