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[News] Desktop GNU/Linux is Breaking Into the Market in 2009

  • Subject: [News] Desktop GNU/Linux is Breaking Into the Market in 2009
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:09:50 +0000
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| Some expect the end of monopoly to be a 
| catastrophic implosion but M$ has so many 
| locked-in so firmly that it will be many 
| years before the decrease in revenue bites. 
| As long as they get paid for doing little, 
| the shareholders will get their dividends 
| and success will be guaranteed. When the 
| money does shrink seriously as it did in the 
| year of GNU/Linux (2009) the monopoly will 
| collapse with a whimper, not a bang. They 
| just have too many customers fooled and too 
| much money to disappear quickly. The world 
| could be a very different place for IT in a 
| couple of years, however. â7â is not going 
| to give them earth-shaking results and that 
| was their best shot. It will take a couple 
| of years for some to realize M$ no longer 
| has anything to offer except licences to use 
| its same old software. That they tried to 
| increase prices and failed in a down-turned 
| economy is proof that they are not only 
| losing it but that they are nearly 
| irrelevant.


Growth in Hard Times

,----[ Quote ]
| Last year, 2009, was good for GNU/Linux but 
| many businesses had to fight hard to stay even. 
| SJVN reports that a bunch of the regular FLOSS 
| apps were in demand by businesses looking to 
| the future. The thing that may be surprising to 
| some is that Java servery is hot in commercial 
| users of FLOSS.



Linux makes inroads into Microsoft's domain

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| The cost of the PCs is Rs 21,600 each (includes OS and a 19" TFT monitor). 
| Linux, according to Umashakar, has helped ELCOT "reduce general hardware 
| costs by nearly 25 per cent. In the case of high-end servers, the savings 
| could be as much as 80 per cent."    

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