Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26


What really surprised me is how tiny is the Linux bar in Asia or Africa. Being those continents supposedly poor (not all of Asia, though) one would expect the opposite.

Poor people pirate windows, or don't have a computer.

Linux is favored by technically sophisticated users, which typically are not in the low income slice of the pie.

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fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

"
What really surprised me is how tiny is the Linux bar in Asia or Africa. Being those continents supposedly poor (not all of Asia, though) one would expect the opposite.

Poor people pirate windows, or don't have a computer.
"

You can windows copy for less than 5$...

Linux is favored by technically sophisticated users, which typically are not in the low income slice of the pie.


In south korea, you have to use Microsoft software or you cannot use internet based services.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

That is very true and it had also come into my mind.

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