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LinuxInsider: Microsoft Loses to Linux in Thailand Struggle

Nov 12, 2003, 20:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Krikke)

"To prevent Linux from running away with Thailand's subsidized 'people's PC project,' Microsoft has dropped the price of its Windows and Office packages from nearly US$600 to $37. Other Asian countries are lining up to duplicate the Thai program. As a result of the events in Thailand, analysts have begun to predict the end of Microsoft's long-standing 'one-price-fits-all-markets policy...'

"Significantly, first-time PC users in Thailand are finding the Linux Thai Language Edition easier to master than Windows..."

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