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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 piracy.

"'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..."

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