Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 28th May 2003 18:28 UTC, submitted by michael
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y In what is being called "one of the largest desktop migrations to Linux ever seen", Microsoft seems to have lost a major account worth "tens of millions of euros" when the city of Munich said on Wednesday it would switch 14,000 computers from Microsoft's Windows operating system to Linux.
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RE: Linux vs Apple
by SteveB on Wed 28th May 2003 20:43 UTC

I think Apple Computer could learn something from this.
People want:

a) Cheap, Cheap and very cheap solutions.

this is wrong! most users want to pay not to much for the same solution other offers as well. but they don't want cheap solutions!

b) But still retain quality.
true

c) Most big buyers are not interested on the logo on the computer or style of the casing.
true

d) Choice, being able to use whatever and not being locked into hardware, software.
true. but if "beeing locked into hardware" is just one problem or something you don't like and everything else is okay for you, then you will look over this problem and live with it! or if the freedom of beeing not locked into hardware means other problems, then i coose the option to be loocked into hardware.