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

Allen Graham allenggraham at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 20:06:23 UTC 2008


Good point !!

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Srikrishna Das <das.srikrishna at gmail.com>
wrote:

> My laptop came with linpus and no X.
>
> Thats really great!!! And moreover atheros wi-fi was not working in linpus
> either.
> They could just have put any graphical version or atleast mention in their
> website specifications for laptop. It just says Linux! Well, a click on
> shipit would have given free CD.
> If its windows, they'd write Genuine ...... and also provide a link to
> microsoft.
> Can't they write linux distro name and provide a link to that. Saves them
> time to explain what is being provided.
>
> Laptop vendors supporting linux is just a matter of saying. Would they
> ship Vista without half the things working? No. They'd even take time to
> install their drivers on it.
>
> This behaviour is because Linux distros are still not seriously being
> considered worthy for commercial market.
>
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> Microsoft has a majority market share
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1
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> Status in Computer Science Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in Ichthux - Linux for Christians: Confirmed
> Status in JAK LINUX: Confirmed
> Status in The OpenOffice.org Suite: Confirmed
> Status in Launchpad Translations: Invalid
> Status in Tabuntu: Confirmed
> Status in Ubuntu: Confirmed
> Status in Source Package "bum" in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in Source Package "casper" in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in Source Package "djplay" in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in Source Package "firefox" in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in Source Package "ubuntu-express" in Ubuntu: Invalid
> Status in The Breezy Badger: Invalid
> Status in The Dapper Drake: Invalid
> Status in Baltix GNU/Linux: Confirmed
> Status in Source Package "linux" in Debian GNU/Linux: Confirmed
> Status in Tilix Linux: New
>
> 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
> pre-installed.
> 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
> Ubuntu.
> 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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