NewsForge: Gartner Report on Linux Computers Aiding Windows Piracy May Be Correct–For Now

” Last month Gartner released a report with the title, ‘Linux
Has a Fight on its Hands in Emerging PC Markets.’ The report’s
summary says, ‘Vendors in these markets often sell PCs with Linux
to avoid Microsoft’s fees. But about 80 percent of these machines
end up running pirate copies of Windows. We assess Linux’s
prospects as Microsoft starts to get tough.’ I spoke with Annette
Jump, the report’s author, and she isn’t sure the future of desktop
Linux is as bleak as that headline and summary make it