[ubuntu-za] Windows Tax Refund was Re: Are there any problems running Ubuntu on a Intel Quad ?

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 07:27:34 GMT 2010


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Hannes Coetzee
<scorpking at scorpking.za.org> wrote:
> On 16/02/2010 21:07, Gary van der Merwe wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Tim De Lange<timdelange at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>>   One sad statistic is that
>>> for every 10 machines preloaded with Linux, 9 will get reinstalled
>>> with a pirate copy of windows.
>>>
>> Do you have evidence of this? You make it sound like a fact.
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
> Out of the 6 Linux PC's we sold last month only one is still running
> Linux (Samba server). I think the only reason it's not been installed
> with Windows is the fact that there's no mouse, keyboard or monitor on
> it so people don't see the OS.
>

"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than
when there's not" -- Bill Gates

So if you know piracy is likely and you want to do you good deed for
the day, slip in a CD with the Windows version of OO, Firefox, Gimp
etc.



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