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[News] GNU/Linux Gives a Lot More Than What You Pay For

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Linux: You Get What You Paid For (When You Bought Windows)

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| If you've been an Open Source advocate for any significant amount of time, 
| you've no doubt heard someone say, with a sneer in their voice, "You get what 
| you pay for". Let it be noted, I really hate that cliche. It does make me 
| think, however, about what you really get when you purchase the license to 
| use a commercial operating system like Windows or OSX.    
| [..]
| I'm excited about the future of Linux. Yes, the competition has mountains of 
| cash. Yes, they have an astronomical installed user base. Yes they work hard 
| to protect their interests in proprietary hardware support. But we're 
| patient. We're smart. We have nothing to lose, and what we do have, we're 
| giving away.    
| It's a good time to be a Linux user.


More on the migration of a town:

LINdependence 2008 - The way it is supposed to work.

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| If you want Linux to flourish, you better...they are the ones that are going 
| to make this Linux thing happen. A decade of "word of mouth" has barely 
| gotten us 5 percent market share world-wide. Is it growing? Probably, but 
| with efforts like LIN08, it can grow a whole bunch faster.   


Microsoft's Partner Group estimated only about 3% desktop market share for
Linux, at least in Europe. Absolute numbers are impossible to come by, but
trends are important.


Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey

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| The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one year, says 
| a new survey by DesktopLinux.com. The survey also said Ubuntu remains their 
| Linux distribution of choice.  


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have 
| to go with that.     

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