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The Register: Linux, The Pirate's Friend, Says Gartner

Sep 29, 2004, 15:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"We're not sure about this week's effort on behalf of Gartner, because we didn't get it in the first place and it may be that, bless 'em, they've drawn our attention to something they never actually distributed. Not directly, anyway. The unreleased/dereleased release was headed: 'Linux has a fight on its hands in emerging PC markets says Gartner,' and we can track it back as far as this report here, which you'll note Gartner wants a cool $795 for the full text of.

"But that entry in the table of contents down the bottom looks like being one you might want to handle very carefully if you were preparing the accompanying press release: 'Linux on New PCs: A Way to Avoid Microsoft License Fees.' Hell, get a word wrong when you try to explain that one and you could utterly destroy your company's credibility by sounding like some kind of Redmond stooge..."

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