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Linux Preinstalls Rocket to Three Per Cent

Aug 01, 2008, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Ballard)

"Microsoft spends three per cent of its UK sales revenue on marketing funds given to distributors and resellers, said Rod Baptie, managing director of sales consultancy Baptie & Co, "It would be a foolish distributor who took a product if it wasn't marketed for them."

"In the late 1990s competition was so keen that distributors were said to sell at or below cost and take their profit direct from the marketing funds they received from vendors."

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