Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2005 14:47 UTC
Linspire If Microsoft makes good on its self-destructive threat to pull Windows from the South Korean market rather than accede to local damands to un-bundle its proprietary media and IM apps, there's a safe harbour waiting in the form of blanket, country-wide licenses for the OS formerly known as Lindows. Linspire honcho Kevin Carmony has made a formal offer to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun to license every computer in the realm for the bargain price of $5 million (E4.2 million).
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RE: When you think about it....
by on Fri 4th Nov 2005 19:19 UTC in reply to "When you think about it...."

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This is just Linspire's marketing stunt. It's highly unlikely that South Korea would use Linspire if they would pay license fees of all there citizen which is even more unlikely. So basicly South Korea would do as some German cities have done and use local company to create new Linux distro. These is typical way both get rid of using Microsoft products and get more tax money(since local business pays taxes to local city or country) and more people employed. This was probaply biggest reason why Munich (or some other German city that is planning to move to Linux) changed from SuSe to some local distro after Novell bought SuSe.

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