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Chilling_Silence
30-09-2004, 07:27 PM
Yes - Apparently its true!

Read about it here:
Zdnet.com.au (http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/hardware/0,2000061702,39161046,00.htm)

...But then what would those aussies know anyways ;-)


Chill.

Megaman
30-09-2004, 07:50 PM
OMFG did they just figure that out o_O

45South
30-09-2004, 08:13 PM
Nothing new there, same theme regurgitated by a different author every so often for the last 20yrs

metla
30-09-2004, 11:11 PM
From the same site...

PCs running Linux are growing in popularity in part because they can be loaded with a pirated copy of Windows, according to a study from analyst Gartner.

The consulting firm issued a report on Wednesday stating that about 40 percent of Linux PCs will be modified to run an illegal copy of Windows, a bait-and-switch maneuver that lowers the cost of obtaining a Windows PC.




Obviously they are all crack heads.

alphazulusixeightniner
01-10-2004, 04:40 AM
"Obviously they are all crack heads."

:^O indeed.

Terry Porritt
01-10-2004, 09:13 AM
You're being hard on the aussies, that article is from the UK :)

>>>By Ingrid Marson, ZDNet UK

Murray P
01-10-2004, 01:26 PM
Some suggest that MS actually encourage the installation of pirated copies of windows on, so called naked, PC's as a means of capturing more market that might otherwise go elsewhere for their OS needs.

For the spin on this rational have a read of This (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/29/linux_windows_piracy_cover/).

This tactic, if true, does seem to provide definite benefits to MS by nurturing windows methods and ways in lieu of and before the alternatives can take a grip.

Cheers Murray P