Why Africa gets the IBM-Ubuntu bundle and you do not
Sep 24, 2009, 06:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)
"The short version is that IBM and Canonical (Ubuntu's
commercial arm) are mainly going to load the software on government
and ISP servers, then wait for the clients to come to them.
"This is not how developed markets work. Developed markets work
through distribution. Vendors must invest heavily to push product
through the channel, as well as support it. This is why Taiwanese
OEMs abandoned Linux for Windows last year."