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[News] Manufacturers Use GNU/Linux to Escape Dependence on Abusive Monopoly

  • Subject: [News] Manufacturers Use GNU/Linux to Escape Dependence on Abusive Monopoly
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:35:27 +0000
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The summer of Taiwan tech independence

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| This summer Taiwan will declare its 
| independence.
| Not from China. Not from America.
| From Microsoft.
| Symbio CEO Jacob Hsu (right) has been 
| working with Taiwanese OEMs for 10 years 
| and says they are finally ready to kick off 
| the traces and become their own brands.
| This surprised me. I was at last yearâs 
| CompuTex show, in Taiwan, looking for 
| Linux, and it just wasnât there.
| While many of the Taiwanese businesspeople 
| I talked with expressed a desire to go 
| outside the Microsoft orbit, every booth 
| featured Windows gear, usually with Intel 
| chips.
| But Android, the mobile operating system 
| Google has built on top of Linux, is 
| turning heads. âGoogle put together a 
| complete packageâ for Android, Hsu said, 
| with âsoftware Development Kits (SDKs) and 
| other things people could use.â


Google, Microsoft compete to be 'platform of the world'

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| About the only time vendors converge on 
| open standards to ensure customer choice is 
| when it suits their desires to dislodge a 
| too-powerful vendor, as the HTML5 crowd is 
| doing to Adobe's Flash or as IBM et al. 
| have done with Linux to break Microsoft's 
| Windows grip. In these cases, it's not 
| really about customer choice so much as 
| about giving vendors more choices.



inux to Command 12.5% Share of Taiwan`s Server Market by End of 2009

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| Noteworthy is that Window`s penetration rate in Taiwan`s server market for
| this year is down from last year`s 81.52% and 2005`s 84.58%, while that of
| Linux moves upward from 2005`s 7.75%. Last year, 44% and 34% of Taiwan`s
| public research labs and schools, respectively, preferred Linux as the two
| most acceptable segments, according to DGBAS.

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