[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share
allenggraham at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 15:06:53 UTC 2009
Hola Kylea RE: myth, banks force users to have "Windows" license" . In the
U.S. and Canada NO bank forces anyone to have such a license. But NOTE the
sites might say that you have to "use" IE$,6.7" Phone the bank and ask.
Tell them that the security breach is so great that it's a danger to all. *This
is well documented.*
My bank, here in Mexico, "Bancomer" (30% owned by a Canadian Bank) runs ALL
of it's secure systems on Linux, and access is by any "secure" browser,
Note MS Explorer is NOT considered secure.
RE: Lexmark printers, go to Lexmark downloads, they use four (4) different
distros of Linux for drivers.
The day of MS domination is over.
Got a problem, type "ubuntu (problem)" in to Google, ie "ubuntu lexmark
IMHO dual boot is no longer needed. Personally, the only time I see "MS
Windows" is when someone has a problem.
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:42 AM, kylea <kylea at itvss.com.au> wrote:
> "kylea wrote on 2009-01-04:
> A good install, well received by a cutting edge teen."
> "Next challenge is the wife - have installed Thunderbird and moved all
> her mail stuff. Just need to check the printer works Lexmark"
> Good news wife has started using Kubuntu and I got the printer working -
> following some good posts, took a bit of fiddling but its works great.
> SO why use MS Windows? - No reasons other than some sites sites (ATO and
> St George Bank) taht force users to have a windows licence.
> Going to build a 32 bit Ubuntu laptop next see how it compares to 32bit
> Microsoft has a majority market share
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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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