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Technetra: Piracy: Friend or Foe?

Aug 11, 2004, 22:45 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Despite last year's promise of a government-assisted Linux tidal wave in Thailand, little has changed on this particular beach front of the Information Society. By some estimates, Linux still counts for an infinitesimal one-tenth of one percent of the Thai market, whereas various versions of Windows control 90 percent.

"In response to Bangkok's pressure, Microsoft dropped its prices 85 percent locally in Thailand. However, in spite of reduced pricing, the relative market for purchased copies of Windows appears to be ever shrinking..."

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