[ubuntu-marketing] [Fwd: [Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share]

John Botscharow info at jbotscharow.com
Fri Jun 6 12:26:24 BST 2008

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Thought you all would enjoy reading this. I certainly got a good chuckle
our of it this morning.

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Subject: [Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:35:36 -0000
From: Tom Janes <portals at verizon.net>
Reply-To: Bug 1 <1 at bugs.launchpad.net>
To: info at jbotscharow.com
References: <20041222093135.852.88076.malone at macquarie.warthogs.hbd.com>

Breaking News!

Little did anyone know, but Microsoft has been working in conjunction
with Linux programmers and users to completely, and for all time,
erradicate this problem.

They have been working covertly, though.   In the latter part of 2007,
Microsoft released the new Vista OS.  However, the company never
informed anyone that Vista was marketed as a ploy to get everyone to
switch over to a Linux based deriviative OS.   This was accomplished by
Microsoft programmers, who, deciding they've had enough from their
employer, wrote code that was user unfriendly in both its operation and

Because of this, millions of new Linux users are streaming into the
market, dumping their Windows products to load up a new OS that is far,
far better.  I know, as I am one of them.  After spending over $1000 on
two new machines that came loaded with Vista, I am now in the process of
scraping every Microsoft product from my library, and I will smash my
machines into a million pieces before I ever install that junk again.

To all Linux, Ubunto, Kabunto, and others programming these systems, I
just want to say thanks.  I would also like to extend this thanks to all
Microsoft's programmers as well, for if it was not for their
incompetence, I would not have made the change.

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Bug description:
Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace.
This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.

Non-free software is holding back innovation in the IT industry,
restricting access to IT to a small part of the world's population and
limiting the ability of software developers to reach their full
potential, globally. This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.

Steps to repeat:

1. Visit a local PC store.

What happens:
2. Observe that a majority of PCs for sale have non-free software
3. Observe very few PCs with Ubuntu and free software pre-installed.

What should happen:
1. A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software like
2. Ubuntu should be marketed in a way such that its amazing features and
benefits would be apparent and known by all.
3. The system shall become more and more user friendly as time passes.

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