Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2005 12:01 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software. Is Microsoft toning down on its anti-Linux campaign?
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Windows is competing against Linux? This statement is not true. It should be Linux is competing for 5% market share. Secondly when we say competion, it is generally based on something, like they are competing for quality or price or both? Nothing sells like free in this world but still Linux is not able to make in-roads like many were thinking, why? Linux is only competing based on price, if you price it same as Windows, see how it vanishes from the market or reduced to even below OSX share.

Yes, it is a screwed logic, but Windows is competing against linux.

Here's a kind of Microsoftish analogy (and it is a bit screwed one). Take some epidemy. Virus spreads for free and even though only 3% of population is infected scientists are competing to provide cure (it is not the virus that competes to infect 5%).
Now just take away virus and epidemy and take in three other factors (diversity, freedom, $0) and put word linux inside, this is what people like and this are the reasons why they install linux.

So there is nothing to be proud of Linux, i will appreciate it the day it is able to compete on quality by saying hey i will sell 10$ more than Windows and see people will still buy me. This is what is quality my friend not this GPL/free bullcrap

Selling something that can be obtained for $0 for $10 more than smething which is obtained on a certain price which is not $0? You either screwed logic or you expect from people to be idiots

Here's another analogy:
It takes a lot bigger idiot (or reason like corporate support) to buy something he could get for free, than to sell him some wortless crap for half price.

Now, the reseller that sells free goods pricier than the proprietary goods is either genius or already gone past genius to insane.

Secondary, my aspect: I don't find troubles to sell my linux servers more expensive than Windows. It is all the matter of services and support. But, I don't believe that desktop linux could become reselling success, still it can be success for reselling desktop services.

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