[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share

Mustafa A. Hashmi mahashmi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 12:40:41 UTC 2007

Here in Pakistan, Microsoft is everywhere. Large corporates are using it
legally, but for the most part, it is readily available by any software
vendor at something like 1.5 USD. This is on a per CD basis and one can
get any version one wants.

Being open-source consultants in this region, we have had the pleasure
of turning large corporates completely away from Microsoft. So much so,
that our partnerships with local vendors were questioned and our
partners threatened by Microsoft for having dealings with us. You know
you're doing it right when you piss Microsoft heads off for the entire
region ;)

Recently, we have successfully migrated and moved forward with a
financial institution which will deploy 255 branches nationwide in 4
years with Ubuntu (on the desktop) and Debian on the server side.

We are exclusively working with Ubuntu on the desktop side, though we do
support all Linux distributions, and doing what we can to stop this
virus. Luckily, with the Vista strain looking to infect, our job seems
to be made even easier.

Our company had the pleasure of meeting Mark Shuttleworth when he was in
Pakistan, and setting our goals for the future, we have strategic
(software) plans which will help fight this virus even more effectively.

Mark, we shall be in touch!


P.S: Current Status: Deploying bug fix.

Microsoft has a majority market share

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