Technetra: Piracy: Friend or Foe?
Aug 11, 2004, 22:45 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Adkins)
[ Thanks to Robert
Adkins for this link. ]
"Despite last year's promise of a government-assisted Linux
tidal wave in Thailand, little has changed on this particular beach
front of the Information Society. By some estimates, Linux still
counts for an infinitesimal one-tenth of one percent of the Thai
market, whereas various versions of Windows control 90 percent.
"In response to Bangkok's pressure, Microsoft dropped its prices
85 percent locally in Thailand. However, in spite of reduced
pricing, the relative market for purchased copies of Windows
appears to be ever shrinking..."