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Linux Sales Do Not Equal Linux Users

Jul 25, 2009, 19:02 (8 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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"Having Windows pre-installed is useful, because it takes hours to setup with all the correct drivers. Ubuntu on the other hand will be installed in under 10 minutes and will be ready to go, so there is no huge benefit to having it already on there – other than I know it's guaranteed to work and that it'll probably be a little bit cheaper.. However, some interesting points came out of thinking about this.

"1 - I should be able to choose to buy a machine without Windows installed at a cheaper price. Why should I pay for a license that I'm never going to use and can't legally sell on?"

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