reminder: the gartner "pirated linux" study

Story: Linux not so hot in emerging marketsTotal Replies: 2
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Oct 08, 2004
11:57 AM EDT
reminder for readers who missed that story: a Gartner research claimed that some 40% of PCs shipped in those countries with Linux pre-installed end up running pirated MS-Windows.

Let's also assume that this number is indeed accurate. Let's also assume that none of the computers running XP-Demo^H^H^H^HStarter Edition will be pirated to the more expensive Home/Pro versions.

Even then, we have 60% of those computers with Linux installed and used. Not bad.

Oct 10, 2004
12:58 AM EDT
I agree. The funny thing is, it corresponds very well with the other figures: Quote: "Linux will account for about 5% of all PC shipments worldwide this year. But those numbers jump into the 10% to 12% range in markets such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe." So, if 60% of the 10-12% exports stay Tuxified, it is a little above the rest of the world. Those are not bad figures, compared to the Windows dominance. This message was edited Oct 10, 2004 3:58 AM

Oct 10, 2004
6:00 AM EDT
Gartner is the Dark Overlord of FUD.

Hasn't people reached this conclusion yet.

Gartner: The third world is hardly adopting Linux, Linux is more expensive than Windows, etc .. (I haven't bothered to check it up but it's all along those lines)

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