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

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Wed Feb 17 07:42:05 GMT 2010


On 17/02/2010 09:27, Nic Roets wrote:
> 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.
>
>    
I agree. 90% of our Windows computers go out with OpenOffice installed & 
all of them have Thunderbird and Firefox. There are a growing number of 
our clients that insists on using Linux though.

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