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Cyber India Online: Linux Wins, But Microsoft Rules

Sep 15, 2003, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"Over the last one-year a number of PC vendors have launched Linux-based PCs. As branded PC vendors tried desperately to bring down price barriers and fight the assemblers in their stronghold of competitive pricing, swearing by Linux became the name of the game.

"While the Singapore-based distribution major and OEM supplier eSys is believed to have pioneered the paradigm shift of Linux-based desktops, the arrival of MNC players like HP-Compaq and IBM, as well as others has indeed crowded the market. With prices ranging from Rs 17,000 upwards, branded PC vendors have squarely taken assemblers in their home turf..."

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