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Ubuntu a minor player? Not outside the States

Jun 18, 2009, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"Metasys is running on 350,000 desktops in Brazil alone. And guess what? People pay for it because it's good; it has a great ecosystem of server, software, and management products; and because it's still drastically cheaper than Windows.

"While Dana's post specifically addressed Ubuntu, he might as well have been asking if Linux would always be a marginal player on the desktop. If I have learned nothing else by attending the Classmate Eco System Summit it's that there are a lot of people outside the United States doing a lot of incredibly innovative things in education and that many of them are doing it cheaply with Linux."

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