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Study explains how retailers stop Linux from entering the market

May 03, 2012, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fabian Scherschel (H-Online))

The Portuguese Open Source Business Association (ESOP) has published a white paper which aims to explain the problems laptop manufacturers are facing when trying to introduce systems preloaded with Linux to the market. The report, which is titled "Laptop retail oligopoly: the unnoticed digital divide", analyses the current laptop market with the help of game theory and concludes that it is "bound to a configuration which is not efficient" and does not benefit consumers....

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