Asia Computer Weekly: Linux Demand in Thailand 'Artificial'
Sep 08, 2003, 17:30 (61 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Windows' market share in Thailand has sunk to an
all-time low. Linux, on the other hand, has risen on the crest of a
popularity wave. But before you think the underdog is finally
having its day, hear what Gartner has to say.
"A report it released on Aug 18 said that much of Linux's
success in Thailand is due to its use as a cover for software
"'Gartner believes that most of the Linux shipments will
eventually have illegal copies of Windows installed--a fact that
makes Linux's seeming dominance of this market somewhat
misleading,' the report stated..."