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

IDWMaster webadm at elcnet.servehttp.com
Sat Feb 20 18:47:39 UTC 2010


This bug is present in my community as well. I live in the United States
(Minnesota) and only know a few people who use Ubuntu. I've convinced a
few people to switch to Ubuntu, and even become involved in active
development on small projects. It is sometimes difficult to get people
to switch, because there are so many programs which they believe to
"only work with Windows". Some people say that they can't get videos to
play right, or that Ubuntu is too hard to use. Their only problem is
that they are not educated about Ubuntu, because they have been taught
how to use Microsoft products ever since they learned how to use a
computer. The problem in my country is that the United States government
actually endorses the use of Windows.

Windows is used in public schools, and many public libraries. In order to resolve this bug, we need to find a way to get the United States government to switch. It would solve many problems if they switched, because Windows currently causes:
* Cyber-Security threats to the US
* More economic turmoil
* Increased school spending (schools spend millions on Windows machines, when they could get Ubuntu for free)
* Outsourcing of software development to foreign countries; which results in less jobs available in the US
This bug also makes it more difficult for software developers in the US to start businesses and to earn money. Many people in the US think that software development is some kind of joke! Developers are not taken seriously because of MS.
As a developer; I'm forced to make software for Windows, because there are not many people who use Ubuntu where I live. 

I publish software for both Ubuntu and for Windows. Many of my software
projects are open-source.

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Microsoft has a majority market share
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