Windows Is Free

Posted by Bob_Robertson on Aug 17, 2007 1:49 AM EDT
Tokyo Linux Users Group; By Dave Gutteridge
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Since Linux, Windows and Mac are effectively equal, why doesn't the "Free as in Beer" of Linux trump the $200 price tag of Windows like a free offer does in every other marketing situation? Because Windows Is Free. The impact of pirated software on free software, by Dave Gutteridge on August 15, 2007, is an excellent exploration of the marketing effects of pervasive software piracy.

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If free doesn't work, try Free. Libervis 6 1,225 Aug 17, 2007 5:36 PM
Windows piracy Sander_Marechal 4 4,500 Aug 17, 2007 11:54 AM

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