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The Register: Latent Linux demand not as big as at first thought

Nov 08, 1999, 19:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Fleming)

"Last week we reported on the massive pent-up demand for Linux that has been identified in the UK reseller channel."

"The survey which threw up the remarkable figures was conducted on behalf of distribution giant C2000. Perhaps the most astounding statistic in the survey was that 71 per cent of resellers said their customers were ready to adopt Linux."

"Not only was it astounding, it was also slightly off the mark. Rather than 71 per cent, that figure should have been 29 per cent. An error in transposing the figures led to the picture for Linux looking somewhat brighter than it really is. Doh!"

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