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Re: Microsoft Steps Up Linux Fight in Emerging Markets
Posted by: Robert Jaques 2004-10-04 07:23:28
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With the release of Windows XP Starter Edition, Linux on the desktop will have a fight on its hands, industry analysts have predicted. According to Gartner, Microsoft's release of a cut-down Windows XP to several countries in Asia Pacific, Russia and India is a sign that the company is planning to fight Linux for market share on new PCs in these emerging markets. The analyst firm noted that PC vendors are increasingly using Linux as an insurance policy against Microsoft licence fees in these target markets.


Re: Microsoft Steps Up Linux Fight in Emerging Markets
Posted by: Pietro 2004-10-04 07:38:36 In reply to: Robert Jaques
If windows is cheaper than Linux then why Microsoft are cuting the prices on windows xp?
In other side, a machine cost can be around $1000, then os cost is 15%, this is $150, but I have a complaint here because probably the people some day want at least to write one document, but Office cost is $350 and may be some other day want to do other things but will cost more $$$.
Software costs with micro$oft is around 50% or more than hardware price.
Is nice to see Gartner to do a microsoft propaganda, but users are not so blind.
Resistance is futil. OSS wil prevail.
Pietro
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