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[News] Linusearch on the Success of GNU/Linux in Building Companies

  • Subject: [News] Linusearch on the Success of GNU/Linux in Building Companies
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 23:16:21 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Another successful Company built around Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| I can remember when many opponents of Linux 
| would claim that open source technology is 
| not business friendly that the 
| opportunities to profit are too limited. 
| There are few people saying that these days 
| even amongst the opponents. Many companies 
| have profited from building services around 
| Linux and many companies have risen through 
| building products and services around 
| Linux.
| The PTR Group is one of these companies. 
| They have been around for 10 years now. 
| They have enjoyed rapid growth with steady 
| double digit annual growth percentages. 
| They provide training to the two main 
| distributors of embedded Linux products. 
| They have been involved in getting Linux


Google is a good example.

Does free software create a challenge for Linux?

,----[ Quote ]
| These companies spend millions on staffing 
| and paid programmers in the course of a 
| year, so why couldnât some of that money be 
| set aside for some advertising. When was 
| the last time we saw a commercial 
| advertising Linux? And not on youtube but 
| on actual television programming.
| You get what you pay forâ?
| We have all experienced the truthfulness of 
| this at one time or the other. Sometimes 
| when you get something at a low cost it 
| does not turn out to be a quality product. 
| People need to see Linux in action. They 
| need to see how well it runs and the many 
| features that is available to linux users 
| such as compiz fusion etc that are not 
| available to Windows users. The truth is 
| that some times the old you get what you 
| pay for expression simply is not the case. 
| Sometimes the best product is also the 
| lowest priced. And this is something that 
| many have not yet learned is the case with 
| many versions of Linux.



GNU/Linux on Fire

,----[ Quote ]
| Then thereâs LinuxQuestions.org that gets
| thousands of new members per month. Their
| logs show a high proportion of GNU/Linux
| users visiting the site:
| http://jeremy.linuxquestions.org/2010/01/06/happy-new-year-browser-and-os-stats-for-2009/
| Operating Systems
| Windows 52.73%
| Linux 40.94%
| Macintosh 5.43%

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